We asked the tipster if he stayed in touch with the person who sent it to him. The longwinded point being made here is that we have no clue who the fuck supposedly went to dinner with Johnny Bach. Johnny was the supreme voice against trading Scottie. Krause wanted to put it to a vote - trading Pippen. He told Krause, “you gave me your word.” (Which in Johnny’s day, your word is everything). He was a thug when he came into the league, but really came around and they talk regularly now. Johnny said, “you should have seen the girls pippen had waiting for him everywhere we went.
Reinsorf is a loyal guy and Johnny nothing bad to say about him, but Reinsdorf obviously took Krause’s position back in 1995 so it’s not all rainbows, but he likes Reinsdorf. He always made it a bigger competition with [John] Paxson than it should have been.
Pippen also married Larsa who comes from big time money. BJ would go insanely hard during warmup dribbling drills to try to make look bad. That’s the reason he didn’t show for the 1991 reunion last month.
Which one day prompted Phil [Jackson] to say, “BJ you’re one selfish cocksucker.” And as you guys know, the competition between BJ and Pax continued into the Bulls front office. Johnny did say, however, that BJ is behind the scenes with D rose, and he’s doing a great job of handling him and how he acts. Johnny said physically Jordan and Pippen were about the same as defenders.
But when you add in MJ’s ruthlessness and trash talk, that put him ahead of Scottie.
This week, a day after former Chicago Bulls assistant coach Johnny Bach died at 91, we got an email.
A friend of a friend had sent the tipster a summary of a 2011 dinner with Bach.It was filled with all sorts of fun anecdotes about Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Jerry Krause, and more characters on from that era of the Bulls.The stories were pretty good on their own, but we wanted context, and facts. The same email also shows up in a year-old archived Reddit post, so this compilation has clearly made the rounds. He said he quit on the team and they didn’t want him around anymore.When Johnny was coaching with the Hornets in 1995 they had a good team. Series was tied at 2 and Hornets had a chance to win game 5 in Chicago.On the biggest possession of the game, Mugsy had the ball with the Hornets down 1.Jordan backed off of him and told him: “shoot it you fucking midget.” Mugsy shot it, didn’t come close.