Chicago Bulls: Breaking down new front office hires so far

Arturas Karnisovas, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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General Manager

The most significant hire that Karnisovas made since coming aboard as the Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations was former Philadelphia 76ers vice president of player personnel Marc Eversley. A number of different stops around the NBA in his executive career should help Eversley add a lot of value to the Bulls management.

There was a decent amount of time that Karnisovas and the Reinsdorfs put into finding a good hire for the general manager role to replace Forman. Among other candidates, the likes of Dallas Mavericks vice president of basketball operations and former NBA Champion Michael Finley and Los Angeles Clippers assistant general manager Trent Redden were considered for the role too.

The first major role that Eversley held as an NBA executive was with the Toronto Raptors as a player development assistant, from 2006-2010. He was promoted prior to the start of the 2010-11 season to become a Raptors assistant general manager. Eversley stayed in the assistant GM role north of the border for just one year before getting his final promotion with the organization, to vice president of college scouting.

During the 2013 offseason, the Wizards hired Eversley as vice president of scouting. He resigned from that role three years later, and then would join the Sixers as their VP of player personnel. He stayed on in that job until the Bulls pulled him away last month.

Eversley is the first Canadian developed and trained basketball player to become an NBA general manager, and the first African-American to hold this role with the Bulls.