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Jerry Krause Biography – Jerry Krause Wiki
Jerry Krause was the general manager of the Chicago Bulls from 1985 until his retirement in 2003. During his tenure as G.M., the Bulls won the NBA championship six times (1991-1993, 1996-1998). He was named NBA Executive of the Year twice.
He attended Bradley University and after college, went to work as a scout for the NBA’s Baltimore Bullets. He would go on to work for various NBA teams during the 1970s before going to work as a scout for Major League Baseball’s Chicago White Sox.
After his retirement in 2003, he returned to scouting baseball prospects, working for the Yankees, Mets and the Diamondbacks in scouting capacities, according to Sports Illustrated.
Jerry Krause Age
Krause was born on April 6, 1939, in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States. He died on March 21, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He was 77 years old.
Jerry Krause Wife
Jerry Krause was married to his wife Thelma Krause.
Jerry Krause Children
Jerry Krause and his wife Thelma Krause had 2 children – Stacy Krause and David Krause.
Jerry Krause Death
Jerry Krause died on March 21, 2017, at the age of 77. The Bulls confirmed his death. Jerry Reinsdorf said in a statement: “The entire Bulls organization is deeply saddened by the passing of Jerry Krause. Jerry was one of the hardest working guys I have ever been around, and he was one of the best talent evaluators ever. Jerry played an integral role in our run of six championships in eight years. He truly was the architect of all our great teams in the ’90s. I would not have been elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame if it were not for Jerry. We will miss him tremendously, and we send our thoughts and prayers to his wife Thelma and the Krause family.”
Michael Jordan said in a statement: “Jerry was a key figure in the Bulls’ dynasty and meant so much to the Bulls, White Sox and City of Chicago. My heartfelt condolences go out to his wife, Thelma, his family and friends.”
Phil Jackson said via the New York Knicks’ PR team: “The news of Jerry Krause’s death is a sad day for the Chicago Bulls and the entire NBA community. He was a man determined to create a winning team in Chicago — his hometown. Jerry was known as ‘The Sleuth’ for his secrecy, but it was no secret that he built the dynasty in Chicago. We, who were part of his vision in that run, remember him today.”
Jerry Krause Cause of Death
Jerry Krause died after battling several health issues, including osteomyeltis, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Jerry Krause Net Worth
Information about Jerry Krause’s net worth is being updated.