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Reinsdorf's son seen as successor in Chicago

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07:13 AM ET 07.29 | Michael Reinsdorf remembers the moment, of course. [When Michael] wanted to work for his father's sports teams fresh out of the University of Arizona, his dad said no. Almost two decades later, Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf did the asking. The conversation didn't last long. The son responded: "Let me think about it -- yes." Michael Reinsdorf laughs now at his own eagerness at his dad's offer to manage the Bulls. The younger Reinsdorf, 46, is seen as the heir apparent of the franchise his father gained control of in 1985, when he led a group to purchase a majority of the team for $9.25 million. He took it from mediocrity to the pinnacle of sports during the Michael Jordan era, and the Bulls are now worth an estimated $800 million, according to Forbes.

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July 29, 2013  08:38 AM ET

Jerry is not all than great. He found ways to also mess up the team. They could have had 2-4 more rings if he found a way to keep the championship together. Being cheap was their undoing...

July 29, 2013  09:07 AM ET

Will the Rose bloom or will it just flatter to fade?

July 29, 2013  10:04 AM ET

Father Does Not Know Best, Bros.

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