Jordan also told a story about how he battled Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf to let him return late in his second NBA season after missing much of the year with a broken foot. … But Jordan couldn’t resist taking a shot at former general manager Jerry Krause over his “protest” by not attending the ceremony.
Why did Michael Jordan not like Jerry Krause?
Michael Jordan kept needling Jerry Krause from then on
As a member of the Bulls, His Airness didn’t hide his dislike of the general manager. He nicknamed Krause “Crumbs,” as he apparently had donut crumbs clinging to the front of his jacket, and openly mocked the executive.
Why did Jerry Krause want Phil Jackson gone?
Krause thought that Jackson could have been an intermediary in that relationship but chose not to be. “He thought that Phil could’ve stopped Michael and Scottie from being so adversarial,” Reinsdorf said. “Phil could’ve stepped in, he could’ve stopped it, and it really bothered Jerry.”
Why is Scottie Pippen underpaid?
He made over $100 million as a basketball player. Pippen is hardly destitute. But he spent the most financially valuable years of his life bound by a contract that paid him significantly less than market value and denied him the opportunity to ply his wares to the highest bidder.
Could the Bulls have won 7?
Of course the Bulls could have won a seventh championship in that ensuing 1999 season. … Only 50 games were played in that regular season. After winning in June ’98, Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Jackson would have had seven full months to recharge, the kind of break that very well could have prevented burnout.
Is Kobe in Hall of Fame?
On Saturday, Kobe Bryant was officially inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.