As Bulls fans were basking in the aftermath of Episodes 3 and 4 of “The Last Dance,” ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski dropped a bomb regarding Arturas Karnisovas’ general manager search:
The Chicago Bulls are hiring Marc Eversley as the franchise’s general manager, league sources told ESPN.
Eversley, the senior vice president of player personnel with the Philadelphia 76ers, agreed to a deal late Sunday night to join new executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas with Chicago, sources said.
Eversley, a native of Canada, is the first black GM in Bulls history.
Marc Eversley joined the Philadelphia 76ers in 2016 as the vice president of player personnel and was promoted to a senior role in 2018. Eversley was the vice president of scouting for the Washington Wizards from 2013-2016. Prior to that, he worked his way up the ranks for the Toronto Raptors from 2006-2013 after getting his start with Nike. He held multiple roles with the Raptors, including player development assistant, assistant GM and vice president of college scouting.
I don’t really have a take on this hire, but I’ll note that Bryan Colangelo hired him twice, which probably explains the Bulls interviewing Colangelo a few weeks ago. Eversley joined both the Raptors and Sixers shortly after Colangelo was hired there.
Now that a general manager is in place, we’ll see how quickly the Bulls make a move on head coach Jim Boylen. While Jimbo is still confident about sticking around, common sense suggests this new front office will want to make a change and bring their own guy in to coach the team.