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Jerry Krause's underrated contributions to Bulls dynasty were kept too secret

Jerry Krause's underrated contributions to Bulls dynasty were kept too secret

Following Jerry Krause's covert orders, Will Perdue checked in to his Deerfield hotel under an assumed name when flying in for a workout before the 1988 NBA draft.

It fooled everyone — including Perdue, who stood in the lobby for minutes the next morning before realizing the driver yelling the Polish name was his ride.

"That's why they called Jerry 'The Sleuth,'" Perdue said.

The former Bulls general manager, who died Tuesday at 77, demanded Perdue's pre-draft workout at the old Multiplex health club occur after 10 p.m. so no club members or media types would spot the 7-footer. Lunch came in the back room of a restaurant with the doors closed. Krause wanted...

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