The Bulls finished up their disappointing season with a 115-105 victory over Philadelphia. The Bulls finished the season 42-40 and will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2008, after the game Bulls VP John Paxson expressed his disappointment with the Bulls season, while Jerry Reinsdorf issued this statement after the game:
Tonight, Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations John Paxson and General Manager Gar Forman spoke about the disappointment that everyone in the Bulls organization, including myself, feels about this season. They also talked about the commitment shared by all of us – John, Gar, Fred, Michael and me – to be strategic and aggressive in the steps taken to improve the team. I want our fans to know that we are grateful for the way they stood by us during a season in which we fell far short of our expectations and that the resources needed will be made available to get this team moving in the right direction.