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fan41
04-07-2003, 11:52 AM
CHICAGO -- Bulls general manager Jerry Krause resigned Monday, citing health problems, after a tenure that included six NBA championships in the 1990s with Michael Jordan.

The 64-year-old Krause, who held the post since 1985, said he is not retiring. He has struggled to rebuild the team since Jordan left after leading the team to a third straight title in 1998.


"The rigors and stress of the job have caused me some minor physical problems in the past few years," Krause said in a statement. "Those problems can be eliminated if I lessen my load for a while and concentrate on overcoming them. My first obligation is to accomplish that for my wife, children and grandchildren.

"It is only fair to the players and staff that (chairman) Jerry Reinsdorf be able to select my successor as soon as possible prior to the draft, just as he did with me on March 26, 1985."

At 27-50 through Monday, Chicago will finish with a losing record for the fifth straight season and miss the playoffs again.

"Upon leaving I'm very confident that we have assembled the key pieces so that the franchise can return to the NBA's elite teams in the very near future." Krause said.

Murphy3
04-07-2003, 11:54 AM
around the NBA, look into it

Dooby
04-07-2003, 12:32 PM
Health problems. Riiiiiiiight.

Rhylan
04-07-2003, 03:28 PM
That means "the greatest player in the world hates my guts, so no free agents will come and take my money. Better lower my visibility."

At least we won't see any more spastic displays of joy at the lottery drawing every June. i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif

Nash13
04-08-2003, 02:13 PM
Worst GM of all times. Now the Bulls have hope for the future.