The Bulls are hosting a reunion of the 1991 championship team on Saturday at the United Center. One starter who is not expected to attend is center Bill Cartwright.
Cartwright is an assistant coach for the Phoenix Suns. They have a home game Sunday afternoon against Orlando, so it would be a challenge for him to get to Chicago and back.
Coach Phil Jackson also has a previous engagement. The Lakers are playing in Dallas on Saturday night, while the Bulls are hosting Utah.
Michael Jordan and Horace Grant are expected to attend Saturday's ceremony. Scottie Pippen, John Paxson, Stacey King and B.J. Armstrong (now an agent working with Derrick Rose) are usually at Bulls home games anyway.