By Cole Gross
After watching two more great episodes of The Last Dance Sunday night, Bulls fans were handed more news about the restructuring of the organization’s front office.
ESPN NBA Inside Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news Monday morning that Marc Eversley, formerly the assistant GM in Philadelphia, will be the new GM of the Bulls.
Eversley comes to Chicago after spending four years with the 76ers as Vice President of Player Personnel. Before that he spent some in Toronto with the Raptors. The former Nike employee is known for having great relationships with players like DeMar DeRozan while in Toronto and Joel Embiid with the 76ers.
The Bulls have struggled to land big time free agents during the John Paxson/Gar Forman tenure. They had their shot at players such as Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James, but failed. That is big news when it comes to the Bulls and free agents in the future. Eversley has connections around the league and brings plenty of marketing experience from his days with Nike.
Karnisovas has done a terrific job so far in reshaping the front office. He’s not done yet but he has hired two guys that are well known in the game with JJ Polk (Assistant General Manager) and Pat Connelly (Vice President of player personnel). Now, Eversley is joining a group and I couldn’t be more proud of Karnisovas and doing everything to get this organization back on track.
As for what it means for Bulls head coach Jim Boylen, I really do not know. My guess is that if the NBA does start back up he will get a chance to show the new group what he is made of. I do think that Boylen’s leash is very thin and Karnisovas and Eversley will have a new coach in mind once this current season ends, whenever that may be.