Jerry Krause, who orchestrated the Chicago Bulls' dominant run in the 1990s, died at the age of 77 on Tuesday.
Krause, a native of Chicago, became the Bulls' general manager in 1985 and drafted the likes of Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant to team with Michael Jordan and build a team that won six NBA championships.
He is a two-time winner of the league's Executive of the Year Award.
Krause retired from the Bulls in 2003. Krause also served as an NBA scout and a baseball scout for the Chicago White Sox.