Bulls seeking top executive with full authority of basketball decisions
The Chicago Bulls announced during All-Star Weekend that they were planning to make some front office changes. Now, ESPN is reporting that they are seeking interviews with Denver Nuggets' general manager Arturas Karnisovas and Toronto Raptors' general manager Bobby Webster, among other candidates.
After three straight seasons of less than 30 wins and multiple free agency and trade gaffs, it appears that the Chicago Bulls are moving away from the front office duo made up of John Paxson and Gar Foreman that have led basketball operations for the last 18 seasons. In the past, Chicago was a favorable spot for free agents to choose, but the Bulls' front office reputation has been a deciding factor in my players' choices to sign elsewhere over the last few seasons. The Bulls have a few solid building blocks which may entice Karnisovas or Webster to come to Chicago; Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen, Coby White, and Wendell Carter Jr, specifically. A new general manager could help right the Bulls' ship and get some better production out of the young roster.