"Signing Pippen as a FA has a lot of positives attached - better wing defense, veteran leadership, playoff experience, rebuilding the luster of the dynasty years, etc., but the memories of the 1994-1995 playoff pout and the debacle surrounding the alleged premature 'dismantling' of the dynasty in 1998 give me pause. Remember that Pippen pouted through his last two seasons with the Bulls, threatening to sit out the season at one point, and eventually forced his way out of town via trade. The optimist in me says that Scottie is more mature now, recognizing that his old buddy Jerry Krause gave him an unbelievable payday with a wonderful golden parachute sign-and-trade to the Houston Rockets. But Scottie didn't hesitate to rip Jerry Krause and Jerry Reinsdorf when the Bulls were in their heyday, along with Michael Jordan, Horace Grant, and Phil Jackson, and continued to kick the franchise when it was down in 1999 and 2000. I don't know about you, but if I were Jerry Reinsdorf I'd have trouble bringing any of these guys back into the organization, at least without a public mea culpa first. Speaking of MJ, I'm so glad we don't have to suffer through that pain in the ass in Milwaukee. The thought of Michael operating a team 90 miles north was too much to take….Thank you, Herb Kohl."I was saying the same thing in my last post regarding Pippen and Reinsdorf. This Pippen thing is looking more and more likely with all the front-office turmoil the Blazers are having. Oh and how could I not post that quote after reading that little Jordan shot at the end.
Monday, July 14, 2003
The Bulls Reporter on Pippen:
Posted by Matt at 7/14/2003 08:08:00 AM