The Chicago Bulls organization took a lot of heat for their decision to let Ben Gordon leave via free agency this off season. The venom spewing from talk shows and especially in the blogs was nasty, some stuff I read was down right malicious. When a franchise makes a questionable or unpopular move it’s magnified tenfold over a positive decision the same franchise may make. Last week Bulls GM Gar Forman reached out to Former Bull Randy Brown and hired him as Director of Player Development.
Brown has been in the news recently due to his financial troubles, filing bankruptcy, and even selling his 3 championship rings. However you look at this it’s a good move to hire one of your own.
Gar Forman actually helped recruit Randy Brown to New Mexico State when Forman was an assistant coach there. Brown played two seasons at NMSU before being drafted by the Kings. Sacramento is where Brown spent the last two years as an assistant coach. Brown played 12 seasons in the NBA as an aggressive, defensive minded, pesky guard. His minutes increased every year of his 4 year Bulls career, culminating in his best professional season in 98-99. He was a valuable member of the second Three-peat.
Hiring this former Bulls not only brings him back to the Bulls family, but also brings Brown back home, he’s a Chicago native and played his high school ball at Collins.