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The Sleuth
Rick Telander
March 15, 1993
Chicago's disheveled general manager, Jerry Krause, mar be an object of ridicule, especially to Michael Jordan, but his relentless—and obsessively secretive—scouting has helped make champions of the Bulls
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March 15, 1993

The Sleuth

Chicago's disheveled general manager, Jerry Krause, mar be an object of ridicule, especially to Michael Jordan, but his relentless—and obsessively secretive—scouting has helped make champions of the Bulls

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There is a weathered tombstone not far from where Krause's father is buried. Krause looks at that marker every time he visits his father's grave. It reads, HERE LIES THE HEART AND SOUL OF A NEWSREEL CAMERAMAN. Unadorned, simple, profound. A man defined by his work.

Krause likes the epitaph for its clarity, for the notion that in one final swoop a man has hacked through all the clutter that wears one down here on Earth and has made his statement. Krause has thought about this. He wants his own headstone to say nothing about the Bulls, or anything else. Just this: HERE LIES THE HEART AND SOUL OF A SCOUT.

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