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Perhaps MJ and Krause Were Both Correct

My oldest son and I are watching ESPN as they show Michael Jordan’s “GMA” interview the other day…

My oldest son and I are watching ESPN as they show Michael Jordan’s “GMA” interview the other day…

Somewhere during the (I think it was the) “Get Up” broadcast, the attention turns to former Bulls’ GM, Jerry Krause, and then my son turns to me and asks (paraphrasing):

“Dad, is it true that organizations win championships (Krause’s view) or that players win them (Jordan’s view)…?”

He knows I grew up in the “Jordan Era” and hopes I will validate Jordan’s view. So I say…

“A team can have all of the good players they want, but if the organization doesn’t provide the best coaching staff, the point is moot.”

Then I add…

“Consider this — The ’94 Bulls were a very bad/questionable call from reaching the NBA Finals WITHOUT Jordan. A team doesn’t do that without great organization.”

I think Krause was as correct as Jordan was about the success of the Chicago Bulls dynasty.