1. Trent Redden, Los Angeles Clippers
The only name on this list that was mentioned in that K.C. Johnson report from NBC Sports Chicago on the Bulls front office candidate search on April 6 is the Los Angeles Clippers assistant general manager Trent Redden. Holding the role as the Clippers assistant general manager since 2018, Redden is one of the youngest rising stars in the NBA management ranks right now.
Wherever Redden goes, he tends to find a lot of success in NBA front offices. He was the Cavaliers basketball operations manager starting in 2007. He would be promoted four years later to become the Cavaliers director of player personnel. Redden would then get promoted all the way up to become their assistant general manager in 2013.
But the Cavaliers ran into some serious struggles once superstar forward LeBron James bolted for the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2018 offseason. Redden would also jump ship from the Cavaliers organization before LeBron did, joining the Clippers front office in 2017. The Clippers were one of the more successful franchises in the Western Conference since Redden linked up with Jerry Sloan, Doc Rivers, and Steve Ballmer.
The Clippers did a very impressive job building their current roster, and Redden deserves some of the credit in that regard. The acquisitions of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard last offseason, along with the signings of Patrick Beverley, Marcus Morris, Reggie Jackson, etc. since were good roster moves.
If the Bulls aren’t able to get anything done with the likes of Karnisovas or Zanik, then looking to what Redden brings to the table for them is a fantastic move.