How Jordan's decision spelled demise

Originally Published: December 2, 2004
By Sam Smith | Special to ESPN.com

Jerry Reinsdorf did not break up Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls basketball dynasty. Neither did Jerry Krause, who infamously said that "organizations (not players) win championships."

Breaking Down the Bulls

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Let's get this out of the way before proceeding ...

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