"The man hired a group of contractors on Nov. 13 to do work at his home on the 4300 block of South King Drive, police said. But when he returned to the home, he discovered his rings were gone.
The victim, a man who used to work for the Bulls, told police the rings were a size 12 and had been personally engraved. The rings were from the years 1991, 1993, 1997 and 1998, police said."
Duped by the old contractor-turned-thief ruse, possibly. Because the police don't actually know whether the contractors took the rings, but the coincidence of the timing is suspicious. As for value, the Dallas Mavericks championship rings from 2011 were worth $200,000, so this is probably a pretty big score. Then again, Jerry Reinsdorf was a pretty cheap guy back in those days (like when he refused to renegotiate Scottie Pippen's contract), so there's that.