Chicago Bulls Set to Announce Huge News as Reports Confirm Hiring of Top Brass from Fellow NBA Team

Published 04/09/2020, 7:27 AM EDT


The Chicago Bulls are currently enduring a poor form in the NBA. On the other hand, the team who were on the lookout for a change in their front office has finally made a solid decision, according to ESPN. 

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Chicago Bulls Set To Hire Arturas Karnisovas

The Bulls were on the lookout for a potential candidate to handle their operations. The reason being their poor form in recent years. The Bulls have only made it to the playoffs once in the past five seasons.

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Now it is reported that the General Manager of Denver Nuggets, Arturas Karnisovas is set to be hired as their new Executive Vice President of basketball operations. 

The Nuggets hired him in 2013 and he took on as the team’s GM in 2017. He is the man responsible for the work behind making Denver a successful team in the league over the past seasons. 

The 48-year-old has also worked in the NBA‘s basketball operations office from 2003 to 2008 and as an international scout for the Houston Rockets from 2008 to 2013.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Karnisovas was the clear front runner for the job. A multilayer deal was in agreement between the two teams on Wednesday.

What Next For The Bulls?

Karnisovas’ first prioritized task would be to hire a new GM, while on the other hand, vast changes to the management are also expected out of him.

Current General Manager of the Bulls, Gar Forman’s time has nearly come to an end while the future of Jim Boylen who is the head coach, still remains uncertain. 

Karnisovas has made some shrewd decisions as Denver’s GM in the past which helped the team shine in recent years. Coming into the windy city, Karnisovas’ motive would be to make the changes he sees fit.

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He would also have to plan for the upcoming NBA draft, although he has very little time on his hands.

The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor wrote:

“Arturas Karnisovas is a great hire by the Bulls. Karnisovas is highly respected in the basketball world. He’s got a stoic personality, and he’s insightful. Chicago got a good one.”

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The Lithuanian would be entrusted in steering the Bulls towards a successful campaign in the 2020-21 NBA season. 

The Chicago Bulls currently stand 11th in the Eastern Conference table, with a win-loss record of 22-43.

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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