Legendary Chicago Bulls General Manager Passes Away At Age 77

Ford Springer | Contributor

Jerry Krause, the general manager of the Chicago Bulls during their dynasty years in the 90s, died Tuesday afternoon from “persistent health issues,” the Chicago Tribune reports.

Krause served as the general manager of the Bulls franchise from 1985-2003 when he retired from his role with the team. Before working for the Bulls, Krause worked as a scout for several NBA organizations and also worked as a scout in the MLB.

(Photo credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Krause was credited for making many of the right moves to build the Chicago Bulls into a dynasty that will never be forgotten. While he was general manager, Michael Jordan and head coach Phil Jackson won six NBA championships in a span of just eight seasons.

(Photo credit: PETER PAWINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit: PETER PAWINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

“Jerry was a key figure in the Chicago Bulls’ dynasty of the 1990s and meant so much to the Bulls, the White Sox and the entire city of Chicago,” Jordan said in a statement to the Tribune. “My heartfelt condolences go out to his wife, Thelma, his family and friends.”

Ford Springer



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