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This Season's Chicago Bulls Have Something In Common With The 95-96 Team Featuring Phil Jackson & Michael Jordan

It's pretty impressive anytime an NBA team can compare to the record-setting 1995-96 Chicago Bulls team, but that's exactly what this year's Bulls have done by sweeping the NBA's Most Valuable Player (Derrick Rose), Coach of the Year (Tom Thibodeau) and Executive of the Year (Gar Forman) awards.

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The last time a Chicago team has done that, if you'll so kindly take a walk down memory lane, was when Michael Jordan was named MVP, Phil Jackson was named Coach of the Year and Jerry Krause earned Executive of the Year honors back during the memorable 72-10 season.

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Yes, that same 72-10 season when the Bulls swept the Miami Heat in the first round of the NBA Playoffs before then dismissing the New York Knicks, Orlando Magic and Seattle SuperSonics to win the NBA Championship and start the second Three-peat of the Jordan-Jackson-Krause era.

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I'm not saying that the Bulls are on their way to beginning a new era for Chicago, but considering the team finished with the NBA's best record this season, swept the major awards and could meet up with the Oklahoma City Thunder -- also known as the Zombie Sonics -- in the NBA Finals, history might be looking to repeat. Hey, it could happen.

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(H/T to K.C. Johnson on Twitter)