Rumor: Bulls GM Gar Forman’s job is still secure
Despite the recent shakeup at the head coaching position, the Chicago Bulls have shown no indication of making changes to their front office, including general manager Gar Forman, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Watch Stadium.
“As of now, I haven’t heard anything to the contrary,” said Charania of Forman, per Bernstein & McKnight of WSCR 670 The Score.
Chicago fired head coach Fred Hoiberg after three seasons-and-24 games with the team, mustering only a 5-19 record this season and leaving the duties on associate head coach Jim Boylen, who will coach the team for at least the remainder of the season.
Bulls fans who have been singing the tune of #firegarpax for the last few years are likely even more disgruntled with the regime of Forman and John Paxson, which has proven to bring little results since the firing of former coach Tom Thibodeau.
Boylen, who has an additional year on his contract after this season, will be under full surveillance of this duo — one which has driven Bulls fans irate for the lack of a clear direction and their questionable decision-making.
K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune spoke with Bulls president Michael Reinsdorf, son of owner Jerry Reinsdorf, in October — getting some murky perspective as to what the future holds for the organization.
“Nobody is untouchable. Every year at the end of the season when John Paxson is talking about the year in review, he says nobody is untouchable except Michael Jordan,” said Reinsdorf. “If there came a time we felt we weren’t headed in the right direction or we didn’t feel confidence in John and Gar, then obviously we’d look at it from that perspective. I’m not there. My dad’s not there. We’ve never been there. We really believe they’re doing a great job. I’m confident for our future. It’s so hard to build in the NBA. I talk to other executives. When Jerry West says to me, “I like where you guys are as an organization and what John and Gar are doing,” that sends a message to me.”
Nepotism hasn’t been good for The Windy City, as the Bulls head for an unclear future with Paxson and Forman at the head of the decision-making for this franchise with Reinsdorf’s full blessing.