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Should Jerry Krause be in the Hall of Fame?

Aug 15, 2011, 11:05 AM EDT

Jerry Krause

We’d be willing to bet that Phil Jackson will not be the presenter, but the question is should it happen at all:

Should Jerry Krause be the next Chicago Bull in the basketball Hall of Fame?

The question came up as Dennis Rodman was enshrined in the hall this past weekend — Krause inherited Michael Jordan but drafted Scottie Pippin, brought in guys like Rodman and Toni Kukoc, put Tex Winter and Jackson together, and generally assembled the roster that won six titles and owned a decade.

Aggry Sam has Krause on his list of the next 10 NBA people who should be in the hall over at CSNChicago.com.

While his efforts have been underappreciated over the years due to feuds with Michael Jordan and Phil Jackson, Krause’s keen eye for talent and sharpness in making transactions, such as his draft-day trade to acquire Scottie Pippen, were a cornerstone of the Bulls’ dynasty.

To me, Don Nelson and Spencer Haywood top the list for the next class, but if you’re really going to keep honoring the Bulls dynasty era, you need to honor Krause. Jordan and Jackson may not like it, but Krause is a deserving part of that franchise who should be honored.

  1. blueintown - Aug 15, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Pippen. Not Pippin.

  2. zblott - Aug 15, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    The basketball HOF has over 2 times as many coaches, contributors, teams, referees, and non-NBA players as NBA players, so fans might as well be OK with putting in anyone who’s done anything to assist the game in any small way but wasn’t actually a player who attracted fans to the game. It’s easily the saddest and weakest HOF of all the professional sports, so their endless amount of stupid moves to keep shoving everyone in there is pretty much expected at this point.

  3. rajbais - Aug 15, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    HELL NO!!!

    HE BROKE UP THE BULLS AND DID NOTHING GOOD AFTER THAT!!!!!!

    GREAT GM’s DON’T DO SUCH THINGS!!! JUST GO ASK JERRY WEST!!!

    WEST = HOF GM!!!!!

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