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#26
Madison, WI
I very much dislike Krause, but he also deserves credit for building those championship teams! He may have let his ego get in the way towards the end, but you can't take what he built away from him.
 
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#27
Forgottonia
I very much dislike Krause, but he also deserves credit for building those championship teams! He may have let his ego get in the way towards the end, but you can't take what he built away from him.
You are 100% correct. I wonder which legacy will be the one that endures. It was a different time. Now teams will sell their collective souls for a chance at a championship run. He kicked a championship caliber team out of town. I think that will haunt him more than the credit he deserves. And frankly, he’s just not that likable IMO.
 
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#28
You are 100% correct. I wonder which legacy will be the one that endures. It was a different time. Now teams will sell their collective souls for a chance at a championship run. He kicked a championship caliber team out of town. I think that will haunt him more than the credit he deserves. And frankly, he’s just not that likable IMO.
he told potentially the best coach of all time that even if he went 82-0 he wouldn’t be back.

imagine telling someone at the pinnacle of their profession that even if they were perfect for you for one year you would still fire them. It seems crazy because it is crazy.
 
#29
There’s another reality where Elton Brand, Ron Artest, Tyson Chandler, Jamal Crawford and Jay Williams are the starting lineup for 8 consecutive Bulls playoff teams from 2004 to 2011 and Jerry Krause is remembered completely differently.

Krause drafted three All Stars, another very good player - all given up on too early and had the bulk of their best years with other teams - and a #2 overall pick who destroyed his career by wrapping his bike around a street lamp.
 
#30
I should have added that the moral of that story is that’s why you don’t blowup a winning combination. You can acquire great players for years and there’s no guarantee it all comes together into something special.
 
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#31
One other thing I thought about as I drifted of the sleep...

It wasn’t mentioned in the doc yet, but one of the reasons Krause stated he wanted to tear things down is that he didn’t want the Bulls to turn into the 90s Celtics.

But that example never washed because the Celtics were crippled by deaths of both Len Bias and Reggie Lewis. They actually had rebuilt their talent pool on the fly, only to see their best young players die suddenly in their twenties.

The Bulls went a decade between Toni Kukoc and Elton Brand without drafting a single starting quality NBA player. That’s on nobody but Krause.
 
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#32
Bulls hiring Sixers senior VP of player personnel Marc Eversley as the new GM. Eversley also has front office experience with the Raptors and Wizards. He reportedly has strong relationships with players and still has good rapport with guys like DeRozan and Embiid.
 
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