Tuesday , Jan , 13 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Hoops to diamond: Krause new scout for Yanks

Bronx, NY (Sports Network) – The New York Yankees announced Tuesday that
former general manager of the Chicago Bulls, Jerry Krause, has been hired as a
scout, serving as the club’s special assistant to baseball operations.

Krause, who was the Bulls’ GM from 1985 until 2003, had a 16-year career in
major-league scouting before heading to the NBA. Chicago won six world
championships with Krause at the helm, but he left the team citing health
reasons.

“Jerry Krause has a long and rich history in both baseball and basketball,”
said Mark Newman, Yankees’ senior vice president of baseball operations. “We
are extremely happy that he is joining the Yankees and he will be an
invaluable part of our talent evaluation team.”

Krause, 64, worked in the scouting department for the Cleveland Indians,
Oakland A’s, Seattle Mariners, and Chicago White Sox.

“I’m very proud to be a member of one of the greatest organizations in the
history of professional sports,” Krause said. “My role will encompass the
width and breath of scouting from high schools to the major leagues as well as
evaluating the talent in our own organization.”

CHI