Bulls focused on Bobby Webster, Arturas Karnisovas, Chad Buchanan, Adam Simon for top exec position
Those top contenders for the job are Toronto Raptors GM Bobby Webster, Denver Nuggets GM Arturas Karnisovas, Indiana Pacers GM Chad Buchanan and Miami Heat vice president of player personnel and assistant general manager Adam Simon:
With longtime tandem John Paxson and Gar Forman expected to be reassigned from their respective roles as executive vice president of basketball operations and general manager, the Bulls, led by president and COO Michael Reinsdorf, have zeroed in on four preliminary executives across the league. Sources tell The Athletic they are Toronto GM Bobby Webster, Denver GM Arturas Karnisovas, Indiana GM Chad Buchanan and Miami vice president of player personnel and assistant general manager Adam Simon.
The Bulls are in desperate need of a smart architect to rebuild their organization. The franchise has been a walking disaster since trading All-Star small forward Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves back in 2017 on draft night.
While Bulls fans are thrilled that it appears GM Gar Forman’s days with Chicago are over, they have to remain patient because there’s no guarantee Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf and his staff is going to hire the right person for the job at the end of the process.
Before the 2019-20 season was suspended due to COVID-19, the Bulls were in 11th place in the Eastern Conference standings. Chicago had a lowly record of just 22-43.
Along with Forman and John Paxson’s future, Bulls fans are anxious to see what this new exec is going to do with head coach Jim Boylen, who as we all know, is not the most popular guy in the Windy City. Reports have indicated that the new hire will have full autonomy over basketball decisions.