There’s an ongoing search for the Chicago Bulls to find their next “powerful voice” in the front office as the basketball world sits in this limbo thanks to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Bulls have the most notable ongoing front office candidate search going on at the moment. But there’s one going on with the New York Knicks right now too.
According to a report from K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago on April 8, the Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas is currently the centerpiece of the Bulls front office candidate search. Karnisovas is in the thick of this candidate search along with the Utah Jazz general manager Justin Zanik, who interviewed with the Bulls on April 6.
Here’s what else that piece from NBC Sports Chicago had to say on the Bulls executive search.
"The Bulls hope to have the first part of the hiring process finalized sooner than later, sources said, particularly since the new hire will be granted authority to build out the front office’s infrastructure. Utah Jazz general manager Justin Zanik interviewed for the position on Monday."
Apparently the Bulls are already through the first interview with Karnisovas, which reportedly occurred on April 7. They are scheduled for future conversations as he looks to be the front runner for the Bulls lead executive search at the moment.
The current regime the Bulls have in place just isn’t really getting it done. Vice president of basketball operations John Paxson and general manager Gar Forman could be ousted from their current roles before too long.
Here’s a look into the three reasons why the current Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas is exactly what the Chicago Bulls need in their front office.