FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 5th, 2016
CHICAGO BULLS & WHITE SOX CHAIRMAN/2016 BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE JERRY REINSDORF TO BE THE NEXT FEATURED GUEST ON COMCAST SPORTSNET’S MONTHLY INTERVIEW SERIES, “INSIDE LOOK”
“Inside Look presented by Cadillac,” hosted by Comcast SportsNet’s Chuck Garfien, featuring Jerry Reinsdorf to debut Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 PM CT
CSNChicago.com to provide additional web-exclusive coverage of ‘Inside Look,’ including extended video clips
Chicago, IL (May 5, 2016) – Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, continues to delve into the lives of some of the biggest names in Chicago sports with its candid, monthly, one-on-one interview series Inside Look presented by Cadillac.
Debuting Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 PM CT, Comcast SportsNet’s Chuck Garfien hosts an exclusive one-on-one interview with Chicago Bulls & White Sox Chairman/Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2016 inductee JERRY REINSDORF. Since Reinsdorf’s purchase of the Chicago Bulls in 1985, the Bulls won six world championships and became one of the most iconic teams in the history of sports. In addition, he oversaw a 2005 White Sox World Series championship, the team’s first title in 88 years. In addition, Reinsdorf has done extensive charitable work to benefit the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Park District and was awarded the Jefferson Award for Public Service for leading the philanthropic outreach of the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls Charities.
In this edition of “Inside Look,” Reinsdorf discusses his life in pro basketball which includes candid discussion about the honor of entering the Hall, his fondest Bulls moments, along with his thoughts on those individuals who he considers being the key factors in his NBA success story, including Michael Jordan and former Bulls GM Jerry Krause.
In addition, viewers are urged to check out Comcast SportsNet’s website, CSNChicago.com, for additional interview content never before seen on TV. Fans will also be able to watch every Inside Look guest interview online after it debuts on Comcast SportsNet. Comcast SportsNet will also re-air Inside Look with Jerry Reinsdorf on the following dates/times: Fri , May 13 at 9:30 PM (on CSN+HD) – Sat, May 14 at 8:30 PM (on CSN+HD) – Sun, May 15 at NOON – Wed, May 18 at 12:30 PM – Thu, May 19 at 4:00 PM – Fri, May 20 at 1:00 PM (on CSN+HD) – Sat, May 21 at 2:30 PM (on CSN+HD) – Tue, May 24 at 4:00 PM – Thu, May 26 at 1:00 PM – Fri, May 27 at 5:00 PM & Sat, May 31 at 5:30 PM (on CSN+HD). (Schedule subject to change).
Note the following quotes from Inside Look with Jerry Reinsdorf presented by Cadillac premiering Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 PM on Comcast SportsNet:
Reinsdorf on entering the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:
“I don’t look at it as my entering. I think I am the representative of a lot of people. I am really the front guy. I pick people and put them in their jobs and, if I do my job right and if they do their job right, I get a lot of credit…and if they don’t, I get ripped.”
Reinsdorf on Michael Jordan:
“No one knew what was coming. I didn’t know what was coming. No one knew what Michael Jordan was going to be. I think if they had known what Michael Jordan was going to turn out to be, I don’t think they would not have sold the team.”
Reinsdorf on Jerry Krause:
“Jerry Krause was the genius that put this organization together. He had Michael…he doesn’t get credit for drafting Michael, but you have to put the right pieces around him. The single biggest move he made was trading Charles Oakley for Bill Cartwright. I don’t think we win the first couple championships without Bill Cartwright. Jerry Krause certainly belongs in the Hall of Fame for what he did. In fact, I would not be going into the Hall of Fame if it weren’t for Jerry Krause.”
Reinsdorf on who he will be thinking about during his Hall of Fame speech:
“I will be thinking about Jerry Krause and (former Bulls Executive VP-Business Operations) Steve Schanwald and Michael and Scottie (Pippen) and Phil (Jackson) and the fans of Chicago. You have to remember the fans of Chicago supported us when we were bad. During the period after Michael left, we weren’t in the playoffs for seven years or so and we led the team in attendance, not every year, but the aggregate. So, I will be thinking about the fans of Chicago and how happy the Bulls make them.”
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