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Report: Bulls won’t pursue Sam Presti or Masai Ujiri for top exec job

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The Chicago Bulls reportedly won’t pursue Sam Presti or Masai Ujiri for their top exec job, per Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic.

The Bulls are expected to make front office changes. They plan to seek permission to interview Arturas Karnisovas of the Denver Nuggets and Bobby Webster of the Toronto Raptors.

Vice president John Paxson is likely to continue with the Bulls in an advisory role. General manager Gar Forman, meanwhile, will have more conversations about his future at a later date.

Before the 2019-20 season got suspended due to COVID-19, the Bulls were in 11th place in the Eastern Conference standings with a record of 22-43. Chicago’s leading scorer was high-flyer Zach LaVine, who was averaging 25.5 points per game.

Sam Presti has a great job with the Oklahoma City Thunder, as does Masai Ujiri with the Raptors, so odds are neither guy would leave for the Bulls gig.

However, it couldn’t hurt the Bulls to at least gauge their interest and maybe even have an interview. After all, it’s always good to talk to other people in the league and know their feelings about the team.

The Bulls have been a walking disaster since the Jimmy Butler trade. Chicago head coach Jim Boylen seemingly lost the locker room last season, but he still got an extension before this season started.

Whoever the Bulls hire, he will have his hands full, that’s for sure. However, living in beautiful Chicago won’t be too bad.