Kelly Dwyer joins the latest episode of Fastbreak Breakfast to talk about Jerry Krause being a forward-thinking general manager.
What some folks might not remember is all of the events that occurred immediately after the Bulls 1997-98 season concluded. Once Jordan retired, Jerry Krause went into full rebuild mode. The kind of rebuild that would make Hinkie disciples salivate with unprotected firsts, cap manipulating sign and trades, and maximum lottery chances.
So how did Jerry Krause do in that rebuild?
Kelly covered the NBA for Yahoo! and Sports Illustrated and now writes for his own subscription service, The Second Arrangement. He also lived through the post-Jordan rebuild in Chicago and actually remember when John Starks suited up for the Bulls.
Among the topics covered:
- Which trade brought back the biggest return? Moving Steve Kerr, Scottie Pippen, or Luc Longley?
- What was Krause’s role in innovating sign and trades?
- Who remembers Toni Kukoc‘s status as a League Pass darling on the Hawks?
- What were the biggest oversights and omissions from The Last Dance?
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