Harper started all 82 games for the Bulls in the 97-98 season. He averaged 9.3 PPG and played 27.9 minutes per game. Harper was a fan favorite due to his dogged defending and the fact that he improved his game in each of his 4 seasons in Chicago.
Harper would be released by the Bulls after the end of the ’99 season and would reunite with Phil Jackson in Los Angeles. He would win two more championships with the Lakers before retiring in 2001. Harper spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Detroit Pistons from ’05-’07.