"The Last Dance" has caught the attention of everyone in the sports world in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. One of the most polarizing storylines within the documentary series has been the role of Chicago Bulls general manager Jerry Krause.
In Monday's installment of "Nothing Personal with David Samson," David Samson weighed in on the impact that Krause had on the six-time champion Bulls and believes that none of those championships would've been possible without his construction of the team's roster.
"Jerry Krause's role was critical. Without Jerry Krause, there's no title in Chicago for Michael Jordan," Samson said. "John Paxson has zero rings. Steve Kerr would have the rings with Golden State and San Antonio but not Chicago. Michael Jordan is making a point in this documentary, where he is a lead producer, to make sure that the GM is looked down on."
Samson references the various moves that Krause made to vault the Bulls into an NBA title contender, such as trading Charles Oakley for Bill Cartwright while also acquiring Dennis Rodman in a deal with the San Antonio Spurs.
Krause clearly pressed the right buttons on several occasions during his time as Chicago's general manager. It's definitely worth pondering if the Bulls would've been quite as successful if some of these moves weren't made.