Phil Jackson, Scottie Pippen, other ’96 Bulls congratulate Warriors on 72nd win

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Steve Kerr wasn’t expecting a lot of positive vibes from his former 1995-96 Bulls teammates after his current team — the Golden State Warriors — tied their record of most wins ever in a season on Sunday. Here is what Kerr said postgame, via Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Kerr expects to hear from more of the Bulls now that the Warriors have tied the mark. He expects good friend Jud Buechler to call with congratulations and Luc Longley to call with a “snarky joke.”

As for the rest of the team: “Everybody else will just mutter expletives under their breaths.”

Maybe under their breath, but on twitter those Bulls recognized greatness when they saw it and tipped their caps.

Pippen has said he thought his Bulls team would sweep these Warriors and he could hold Stephen Curry under 20 points. What else would you expect him to say? Some of those Spurs feel like their identity is being challenged. The reality of that matchup is a lot would depend on whether they were using the 1996 or 2016 defensive rules, but it would be an interesting and entertaining series either way.

One that would be greatness vs. greatness.