Jerry Krause inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame with heartfelt speech from his widow

The Basketball Hall of Fame inducted the Class of 2017 on Friday and the Bulls had a member included in the class.

General manager Jerry Krause officially took his place in the Hall of Fame. Krause was the architect of six NBA titles the team won during his tenure as GM from 1985-2003.

With Krause's death in March, his wife, Thelma, recorded a video in his honor and accepted his place in the Hall of Fame in person along with Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf.

NBA TV had a video recapping the highlights of Krause's career:

Krause was a two-time NBA Executive of the Year.