The Chicago Bulls is without a doubt one of the most popular basketball teams in the NBA. It all started with a gentleman named Jerry Reinsdorf. George Steinbrenner was the original owner of the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago White Socks.
At one point he had dinner with Jerry and they had a deep discussion. When he spoke with him he said that the management in the teams lacked consistency. It was causing problems and making things difficult. He needed help, and Jerry thought that he should step up and help set the franchise in the right direction.
Jerry suddenly got the idea that he should take over the Bulls and the White Sox franchise. Since that time the Chicago Bulls have become one of the wealthiest teams in the league.
Every owner up until this point including Lamar Hunt, Lester Crown, Arthur Wirtz, and George Steinbrenner were all great and respected, however, the fact remains that Jerry helped make the team what it is today.
The change happened after just a couple of years of taking over. It began when Jerry decided to pick Michael Jordon as a number 3 draft pick from the University of North Carolina.
Jordan entered the team while it was still struggling. He worked with the team alongside Jerry and they all improved. After all of their hard work and dedication, they finally won their first championship title in 1991.
It was a hard battle, but Jerry hung in there and saw it through. He is without a doubt one of the most memorable people in the NBA.
He was recently inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. All we can say is that he deserves it more than anyone. We are more than proud to report on his epic journey.