Four solid additions to reshape the Chicago Bulls front office so far had two officially announced with the organization earlier this week.
As of May 7, the Chicago Bulls have made four major front office hires since the reshaping of the lead voices started more than one month ago. The Bulls started by reassigning the role of former vice president of basketball operations John Paxson, and getting rid of former general manager Gar Forman would happen soon after that. Paxson will be in a senior advisor role with the Bulls organization, and Forman is likely out of the Windy City as a whole.
The first significant move that the Bulls made to find their next lead executive voice in the front office came with hiring former Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas. As the new lead voice in the front office, Karnisovas will have the official title of executive vice president of basketball operations in Chicago.
Since the addition of Karnisovas was announced, the Bulls have continued to make moves to fill out the front office and hopefully rejuvenate the rebuild. This Bulls rebuild looked to be headed right down a road to nowhere with the way it was trending in its third year. GarPax was also a running joke nationally during 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend, which was hosted at the United Center in Chicago.
These were necessary changes that were made thus far, and more changes to the front office, coaching staff, and roster construction should continue heading into the impending offseason. We don’t really know if the Bulls are going to play in anymore meaningful games this year thanks to the novel coronavirus pandemic that caused this season’s hiatus since March 11.
Here’s a look into the breakdown of the front office hires that the Chicago Bulls have made so far, including executive VP of basketball ops Karnisovas.