Marc Eversley is now hired as the new GM of the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls have finalized on signing Eversley, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Eversley, the former senior vice president of player personnel at the Philidelphia 76ers, agreed to a deal on Sunday night and will become the first black general manager in the franchise’s 54-year history.
The Canadian native will now be working with the Bulls’ VP of basketball operations, Arturas Karnisovas. Eversley, and Karnisovas will be posed with a huge task of reshaping the franchise.
The Bulls recently made drastic changes to their front office by firing their former GM, Gar Forman. As a result, he was replaced by Karnisovas who then brought in the changes in personnel he saw fit. Their main job will be to restore the long and forgotten glory of the Chicago Bulls.
Bulls president, Michael Reinsdorf would be hoping to turn things around with the Bulls in the upcoming season. Under the guidance of Karnisovas, they look to establish a solid front-office set up to nail the crucial decisions.
The Bulls have been very poor for the past few years in the league. Currently, they display a substandard record of 22-43 and stand 11th in their conference table. The poor decisions taken by their front-office in recent years contribute to the team’s lack of dazzling display. Above all, Eversley’s main job as the GM will be to ensure that he brings top-quality basketball back to the windy city.
Eversley had a long work experience with Nike and rose through the ranks swiftly. Bryan Colangelo then hired him as the Toronto Raptors’ director of basketball operations in 2010.
Afterward, he moved on from the Toronto Raptors to the Washington Wizards where he served as their vice president of scouting. Upon completing three years with the Wizards, he proceeded to work with the Philidelphia 76ers.
He joined the 76ers as the Vice President of Player Personnel in 2016. His close connection with Bryan Colangelo landed him these jobs as Colangelo trust his process and recognized his potential.
Due to Eversley joining the Bulls, the future of their head-coach Jim Boylen is at stake. Though Boylen might be confident of keeping the job, the front-office will make the changes they see fit. Considering the Bulls’ mediocre record in the league, they will be looking to hire a new head coach as well.
Furthermore, Eversley has little time to settle in with the team and make changes to the team. The fans of six-time NBA champions, Chicago Bulls will be eager to witness the change the front-office brings into the team. The new GM will be looking to bring in championships to a team that has been waiting ever since Michael Jordan retired.
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