It's pretty hard to say Krauss didn't care about winning, he built one of the best teams in NBA history, a couple of times. Also did it on the cheap, one thing that is rarely mentioned is that the team friendly contracts that Jordan and Pippin signed had alot to do with the Bulls being able to gather the talent they did. For some reason we always hear the narrative that Pippin got ripped off. No one held a gun to his head signing that contract.I think the difference is MJ cared about winning as a player, and it pissed him off that Jerry Krause only looked at things through the prism of "what's best for the front office?" Prime example is 1985-86: Krause wanted to tank for a better draft pick at the end and Jordan went against him, played to win instead. Compare that to now: I don't think Michael Jordan cares about his organization winning, let alone achieving any of the heights the pulls accomplished in a given championship season. They're the Detroit Lions of the NBA, almost to a 'T.' It's a bad franchise, it's always been a bad team, it's a bad organization with a bad culture that was founded by a guy who never cared about winning in the first place.