Breaking Through: 1991 Duke Basketball & The 1991 Chicago Bulls

1991 wasn’t a year where one particular city or region really stood out in terms of sports success. It was a nice year in Pittsburgh, where the Penguins won the first of two straight Stanley Cups and the Pirates reached their second of three consecutive National League Championship Series. Beyond that, 1991 is a year similar to 1982, where we pay tribute to a coach/player who finally got a long-sought championship and silenced critics. In the spring of 1991, Mainstream Media Morons (MMM) were firm in their belief that Duke’s head basketball coach, Mike Krzyzewski and Chicago Bulls’ star Michael Jordan were among the group who “couldn’t win the big one.” Coach K and Jordan have now combined for ten championships between them, and they each broke through in 1991.