Only after the Bulls won their 6th championship did Krause relent and offer Jackson a one year contract. Jackson didn’t want to be the cause of Jordan’s retirement, but wanted at least two years. Krause and owner Jerry Reinsdorf held firm. The owner was getting richer and richer and didn’t want to pay millions for a coach. Krause was ready to retool the team. The book hinted that Krause was jealous of all the credit Jordan and Jackson received. The GM got no credit for the six championships, so he wanted to remake the team so he’d get the credit. It never happened. After Jackson left, Krause traded Scottie Pippen to Houston. Only then did Jordan announce his retirement.
At the end of the second season MJ went back to Pollin to talk about the ownership stake, but the owner had changed his mind. Pollin handed Jordan a severance package worth several million dollars, but MJ was so mad he left it on the table.
Later the owner of the expansion Bobcats called MJ and offered him a minority ownership, plus a role in shaping the team. One of the first years the draft pool was weak and the Bobcats picked Adam Morrison, which turned out to be a bust.