Longley was the Bulls starting center for most of the second three-peat. The big Aussie had a career year in ’97-’98 averaging a career-high in points with 11.4 and adding 5.9 rebounds per game. Together with the long Dennis Rodman and Ron Harper, the Bulls frontcourt was nearly impenetrable.
In retirement, Longley, the first Australian to play in the NBA, has stayed around basketball in his homeland. He has worked as an assistant coach for the Australian national team since 2013. Longley has always had a passion for marine conservation and in 2009 discovered a new species of shrimp. He named it, Lebbeus clarehanna after his daughter.