A move that a lot of Chicago Bulls have to be excited about was the shifting of the lead executive role in the front office from Paxson to Karnisovas.
A complete shift to the front office structure for the Chicago Bulls could make for a big change to the rebuild in the coming offseason. The Bulls initially shifted their front office by getting rid of former vice president of basketball operations John Paxson and general manager Gar Forman in favor of Arturas Karnisovas and Marc Eversley.
Paxson should still be on staff in the Bulls organization in a senior advisor role, but Forman shouldn’t be involved in any respect anymore. It would be good to see Paxson go for good, but that doesn’t appear to be the case in this scenario.
However, the former Denver Nuggets general manager Karnisovas made his first significant move after being hired as the next executive vice president of basketball operations by hiring the former Philadelphia 76ers vice president of player personnel Eversley as the next general manager. Granted the hiring of the former New Orleans Pelicans executive J.J. Polk as a Bulls assistant general manager is pretty significant too.
Karnisovas and his new crew in the Bulls front office does have a lot of work to do, though. The Bulls rounded out prior to the novel coronavirus pandemic-induced NBA season hiatus with a record of 22-43. The last game they played was in a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers back on March 11.
Here’s a look into the three players that could be on the brink of the end of their tenure playing for the Chicago Bulls with Arturas Karnisovas now as the lead voice in the front office.