3. Rebuild without blowing it up
One of the biggest highlights from ‘The Last Dance’ so far has been how Bulls owner, Jerry Krause, handled Michael Jordan and Phil Jackson‘s final season in Chicago.
Krause made it clear before the year began that Jackson would no longer be the head coach of the Bulls. In doing so, he removed the chance of Jordan returning to the team next season as MJ had declared he would not play under any other coach.
This error in judgment came from Krause being eager to rebuild the team. There was no telling how much longer the Bulls could win titles with an aging core and the front office wasn’t interested in dragging out the final years of Jordan’s prime.
However, this doesn’t mean they should abandon their title hopes now. They still have a chance to compete and there is no sense of blowing up the franchise to prepare for the future.
The Dubs are doing a solid job of accomplishing this by racking up youthful assets and future draft picks while keeping their core intact.