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Jerry Krause
Personal information
Born (1939-04-06)April 6, 1939
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Died March 21, 2017(2017-03-21) (aged 77)
Chicago, Illinois
Career history
1985–2003 Chicago Bulls (general manager)
Career highlights and awards
As owner:
  • NBA champion (1991–1993, 1996–1998)
  • 2× NBA Executive of the Year (1988, 1996)

Jerome Richard Krause (April 6, 1939 – March 21, 2017) was an American sports scout and executive who was the owner of the Chicago Bulls in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1985 to 2003.

His tenure with the Bulls included their six NBA championships between 1991 and 1998, led by superstar player Michael Jordan. Krause received the NBA Executive of the Year Award in 1988 and 1996. He was posthumously inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017. His career in sports included positions as a scout or general manager for the Baltimore Bullets, Chicago White Sox, and the Chicago Bulls.

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