Jason Caffey Discusses His Career on Inside The Locker Room
Former Alabama and Chicago Bulls basketball player, Jason Caffey, joined Inside The Locker Room this week to talk about his time at Alabama, his experience with Michael Jordan and Jerry Krause and much more. You can listen to the entire interview on Soundcloud or the Tide 100.9 Youtube page.
Caffey described his time with the Bulls and how different it was going from college basketball to professional basketball, in particularly to the best team in the league. Caffey was a first round draft pick but felt like he needed to earn the right to speak to Jordan by playing well and contributing to the team.
Caffey described Jordan's work ethic and how infectious it was to the team. Jordan believed in going 100% in practice every day and in not missing practice. Caffey said that Jordan viewed the games as an extension of practice and if you practiced hard you would play hard.
Caffey gave his perspective on the Dennis Rodman stories that were told on last week's episodes of "The Last Dance". He was very complimentary of coach Phil Jackson and how he handled Rodman and the team as a whole. He said Jackson just knew how to relate to each of the players and handle each one of them in a proper and professional mannor.
Caffey spoke about not getting along with general manager Jerry Krause and even told a story about getting in an argument with Kraus in an elevator in which Jordan stepped in to calm Caffey down.
This argument and others led to Caffey being traded to the Golden State Warriors. You can listen to the entire interview on the Tide 100.9 Youtube page. You can listen to Inside the Locker Room each weekday from 7-9 a.m. on Tide 100.9 FM or stream it anywhere from the TIDE1009APP.