This past Sunday night it was reported by ESPN’S Adrian Wojnarowski that “Marc Eversley has agreed to a deal to become the Chicago Bulls new general manager.” If this agreement comes to fruition, Eversley will be the Bulls’ first African American GM in the team’s history.
Eversley, formerly the Philadelphia 76ers Senior Vice President of Player Personnel, will be joining the Bulls new Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Arturas Karnisovas, formerly the General Manager of the Denver Nuggets, in a hopeful bid to revamp a team that has been excluded from the playoffs since their 2017 trade of Jimmy Butler. With the uncertainty surrounding the remainder of the 2019- 20 season, Eversley and Karnisovas have the added pressure of assessing the potential of some of the promising young players on the team to give the franchise some direction and excite their fanbase.
Their hiring comes on the heels of the firing of the former GM Gar Forman and the reassignment of VP of Basketball Operations John Paxson. Forman and Paxson previously worked in tandem to lead the Bull’s front office for over a decade.
Their first major decision may be on the fate of the current coach, Jim Boylen. Boylen has the support of the owners of the team, the Reinsdorf family, despite being widely regarded as one of the worst coaches in the NBA.