NBA News: Chicago Bulls

Inductees of the Ring of Honor, with relatives of deceased inductees, are applauded at a halftime ceremony during a Bulls-Warriors game on Jan. 12, 2024, at the United Center.   Bulls Honor Greats – The Bulls celebrated their inaugural class for the organization’s new Ring of Honor during halftime of Friday night’s game against the Golden State Warriors, but the ceremony took a turn when some fans loudly booed Jerry Krause, the former Chicago general manager who died in 2017. The first Ring of Honor class included 13 men and the entire 1995-96 team, which went 72-10 and won the NBA championship. The Bulls were missing a few key members from that team, as Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman were absent from the festivities. Rodman was scheduled to appear but had his travel plans canceled because of inclement weather. Both he and Jordan submitted video messages acknowledging the honor. In addition to Jordan, Pippen and Rodman, the 13-member inaugural class included Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson, who received the loudest cheers of the attendees, and Krause, who was general manager of the Bulls from 1985 to 2003. Read more at:  https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/39296657/bulls-induct-inaugural-ring-honor-class-including-1995-96-team  (Jamal Collier/ESPN)

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