April 07, 2003

Could it be true?: Krause resigns! Krause resigns! Krause resigns! Do the Bulls bring back Jordan to run the team? Would Jordan come back? Regarding Krause and the Bulls, do you feel that Krause was unjustly vilified?

posted by jacknose to basketball at 11:58 AM - 4 comments

Frankly, I'm stunned. This really MUST be a health issue, because why would Krause have ridden it out this long, unless he thought he would be there when the team resurfaced again? I don't place a lot of the blame for the plight of the Bulls on Krause's pudgy little shoulders. This is the way the market works now, and it's not his fault that he simply can't attract the right guys. No, his personnel decisions haven't always been good, and no, he's not the hippest guy to land young free agents. But look at the six rings. Phil Jackson wasn't responsible for ALL of that. Neither was Jordan. It was Krause who surrounded him with those players. I hope the man gets the rest AND the respect he ultimately deserves. As for Jordan, I can't imagine a better guy to bring in as general manager. Who wouldn't want to play for Jordan? The only difficulty is who would want to COACH under Jordan? By the way, Krause is not totally leaving the team, according to the ESPN.com story (http://espn.go.com/nba/news/2003/0407/1535067.html). Could Jordan and Krause exist under the same roof?!?

posted by wfrazerjr at 02:27 PM on April 07

Could Jordan and Krause exist under the same roof?!? That's a good question. As long as Jordan had a higher position than Krause, I think they could exist together. Just to clarify, I think Krause is vilified for breaking a champion team up before their time.

posted by jacknose at 03:41 PM on April 07

I don't believe it was before their time. Krause had a directive to cut down on the spending, and those guys weren't going to stay together forever. I think a lot of that break-up blame has to be shifted to Reinsdorf.

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:54 PM on April 07

Marc Stein dosen't think Jordan should be the Bull's new GM. Given Jordan's record as GM in Washington I agree.

posted by Bag Man at 11:26 AM on April 08

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