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Between Chicago (Jerry Krause 4+ years) and Washington (Michael Jordan 2+ years), which team has taken the proper steps in rebuilding for the future and to win championships?
Thanks from Juris Q. Qualls
Looking at it from the present perspective, the Bulls are better positioned for the future, but it is unrealistic to believe that either of these teams are of championship caliber any time soon.
After Jordan left, Chicago stripped their team down, went with young players, and that was the sensible thing to do because by being so bad they were able to get very high draft picks.
Taking all things into consideration, the Bulls might be a playoff-caliber team in two or three years in the weak East.
As for the Wizards,
As far as a championship mix, they caught a bad break by getting the number one pick in the draft in a year when there was not a Shaquille O’Neal/Tim Duncan player available. As a consequence, they gambled on a high school player, Kwame Brown, and it looks like he will take a long time to develop and might turn out to be a bust in the end anyway. They also gave up on a couple of their more promising younger players such as Rip Hamilton and Courtney Alexander. The Wizards might reach the postseason sooner than the Bulls, but they have not built a team that has an eye on the bigger prize down the road.