After spending a number of historic seasons together, word came down from management that the Chicago Bulls team would be broken up following the 1997-1998 season—a saga that was recently retold in the hit sports documentary, The Last Dance. When the players arrived at the season’s first official meeting, Head Coach Phil Jackson handed each of them a laminated team playbook with “The Last Dance” printed across the cover, a reference to the team’s final hurrah as a unit.
One of these historically significant 27-page packets has now resurfaced on the auction block though an online sale with Goldin Auctions. The booklet contains the team’s travel schedule, charts on tactics and strategies, formations and plays, and a team rulebook, addressing things like the team’s stance and regulations on gambling, drug use, or violence on the court. In addition to the playbook, the lot also includes a full set of season tickets, a laminated game pass to Game 6 of the 1996 NBA Finals, As of the time of writing, bidding has reached $10,000, with more than four days remaining before the sale’s end.
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