Great story by "Big Nuts" on Hoopshype - offers a great story about how Krause's vision of the team was shaped by his early days as a scout and his relationship with Tex Winter.
It’s been 10 years since Jerry Krause, Phil Jackson and Michael Jordan parted company in a hail of spite and anger after winning six championships together with the Chicago Bulls.
It’s unlikely that the three ever posed together for a photograph, even in their sunnier days, but if they had Krause would have been the short dumpy guy looking entirely out of place.
The caption for that photo might have noted that Jordan was the one with the fierce presence and incredible talent and Jackson was the one with the cunning.
Well, he was the one with big enough balls to stand up to both of them.
Krause also makes the interesting argument that the Bulls were the only team in the history of the NBA to build a championship team around a 2 guard.
“We were the only ones to build a championship team around a 2 guard,” he offered, adding that even attempting such a thing is almost silly. “That’s what I’m proudest of. It’s the hardest thing to do, really, really hard to do.”