The Chicago Bulls have been busy reshaping their front office this year, and finally moved on from John Paxson and Gar Forman. For some reason, the Bulls have been strongly interested in current and former Philadelphia 76ers executives, including Bryan Colangelo, who they interviewed earlier this month. Now, Sixers senior vice president of player personnel Marc Eversley has agreed to join the Bulls as their new GM, as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski has reported.
Eversley, a native of Canada, will become the first black GM in franchise history. He comes to the Bulls after front office runs with the Sixers, Wizards, Raptors and a decade at Nike. Michael Reinsdorf has now fully remade the Bulls front office now. https://t.co/O4OYz4MxMe— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 27, 2020
It’s puzzling why the Bulls haven’t been put off by all the issues the Sixers’ front office has had in recent years. Not even “Burnergate” and Colangelo’s swift departure from the team was enough to dissuade them from interviewing him.
Eversley originally joined the Sixers in 2016 when he was hired by Bryan Colangelo, adding to his history of NBA front office roles since working at Nike beforehand. Eversley also spent time with the Toronto Raptors and moved his way up to assistant GM, and worked as vice president of player personnel with the Washington Wizards before joining the Sixers.
The Bulls’ new executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas has been leading the front office rebuild. He has his new assistant GM, former New Orleans Pelicans executive J.J. Polk, and hired Pat Connelly away from the Denver Nuggets to be vice president of player personnel.
Now, we’ll see how Eversley fares in a leading role with the Bulls, and who the Sixers look to replace him with.