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Gar Forman No Longer Will Have Decision-Making Role With Bulls

Mar 20, 2020 11:04 AM

There remains some uncertainity what role John Paxson will have with the Chicago Bulls moving forward, sources tell Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times. Gar Forman, however, will have no seat at the decision-making table.

When reports initially surfaced that the Bulls were reorganizing their front office, it was believed Forman could be retained as a lead scout but that seems to no longer be an option.

Forman joined the Bulls as a scout in 1998 and worked his way up the ladder before finally becoming general manager in 2009.

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ESPN's 'The Last Dance' Still In Production, Unlikely To Be Moved Up From June Release

Mar 18, 2020 12:08 PM

ESPN is not expected to release The Last Dance as some have speculated.

The 10-part documentary series on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls during the 97-98 season is scheduled to be released in June.

"Overall, any original content project that we can conceivably move up, we are obviously considering that, including films," said Burke Magnus of ESPN. "I know some have asked about The Last Dance and the reality is that the production of that film has not yet been completed, so we are limited there at the moment. Obviously, you can’t air it until it’s done."

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ESPN Likely To Move Up Premiere Of 'The Last Dance' Documentary On Bulls

Mar 16, 2020 8:52 AM

ESPN is believed to be attempting to move up the premiere of 'The Last Dance', which is the long awaited 10-part documentary miniseries about Michael Jordan's final season with the Chicago Bulls.

The planned premiere date was set for June 2, which would overlap with the NBA Finals.

With a dearth of sports programming over the next few weeks, if not months, airing the documentary now would give a world living largely in quarantine 10 hours of new content.

ESPN has changed its promos for the documentary from "Coming in June" to "Coming Soon".

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Bulls, Lakers, Clippers, Nuggets Among Teams To Provide Financial Support For Event Employees

Mar 15, 2020 12:50 AM

NBA teams across the league announced plans to provide financial support for event employees paid on an hourly basis.

The Lakers and Clippers joined together with the NHL's Kings to create a fund for the 2,800 hourly staff employees at Staples Center.

The Bulls and NHL's Blackhawks announced that they would pay 1,200 day-of-game staff through the end of the season.

The Nuggets announced that they will pay part-time and hourly staff for the next 30 days.

The Magic also said they were working on a compensation plan for employees.

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Chandler Hutchison To Undergo Surgery On Right Shoulder

Mar 11, 2020 3:17 PM

Chandler Hutchison will undergo arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday, March 17, to treat the acromioclavicular joint injury of his right shoulder. He originally sustained the injury on Nov. 27 after a direct blow in the game at the Golden State Warriors. Hutchison then reinjured his right shoulder in the game at the Washington Wizards on Feb. 11.

He has continued to experience acromioclavicular joint pain despite undergoing a four-week period of prescribed rest and therapy, and surgery is deemed the appropriate course of action.

The projected recovery time is 12-16 weeks.

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Clippers Expected To Pursue Kris Dunn In Free Agency

Mar 4, 2020 9:14 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers have been expected to pursue Kris Dunn this offseason.

Dunn will be a restricted free agent if the Chicago Bulls extend a $4.6 million qualifying offer to him.

Dunn has battled injury issues throughout his career.

"League gossip has existed all season that the Clippers are at least one team that planned to show interest in Dunn this offseason," writes K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports. "Whether his injury changes that or what other teams get involved is unknown."

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Bulls Reportedly Interested In Sam Presti

Mar 4, 2020 9:10 AM

The Chicago Bulls have interest in hiring Sam Presti away from the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to David Kaplan of ESPN 1000 in Chicago.

"That's the guy they want," said Kaplan. "They are prepared to pay him what it takes."

John Paxson and Gar Forman have largely been running the front office of the Bulls for most of the current century. 

Presti has been general manager of the Thunder since 2007.

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Zion Williamson, Coby White Named NBA's Rookies Of The Month

Mar 3, 2020 4:01 PM

Zion Williamson and Coby White have been named the NBA's Rookies of the Month for February. 

Williamson averaged 25.7 points and 6.2 rebounds for the month.

White averaged 20.1 points, 4.1 assists and 4.0 rebounds.

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Luke Kornet Out 6-8 Weeks With Ankle Sprain, Fracture In Foot

Feb 27, 2020 3:45 PM

Luke Kornet sustained a left foot and ankle injury in practice on Feb. 21. Subsequent testing has revealed a severe ankle sprain and fracture of his fifth metatarsal.

Kornet is estimated to be out 6-to-8 weeks.

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Kris Dunn Out At Least 4-6 More Weeks With MCL Sprain

Feb 19, 2020 12:22 PM

Kris Dunn underwent an MRI and re-examination on Friday, Feb. 14 by Dr. Brian Cole at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. He will continue his current rehabilitation program of his medial collateral ligament sprain for the next 4-6 weeks before progressing to functional training.

A determination will be made at that time if additional treatment is required.

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Kris Dunn Could Miss Remainder Of Season With MCL Injury

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Bulls Looking To Restructure Front Office, Add Executive To Take Over Basketball Operations

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Kris Dunn Out With MCL Sprain In Right Knee

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Lauri Markkanen Out 4-6 Weeks With Stress Reaction In Right Pelvis

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Daniel Gafford To Miss 2-4 Weeks With Dislocated Thumb

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Denzel Valentine After Getting Benched: 'I'm Definitely Not Happy About It'

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Wendell Carter Likely Out Several Weeks With High Ankle Sprain

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Max Strus Suffers Torn ACL In G League Showcase

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John Paxson Says He Remains 'Committed' To Jim Boylen

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Otto Porter Jr. Out At Least Four More Weeks With Left Foot Injury

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Otto Porter Jr. Still Has Bone Edema, Set To Visit Foot Specialist

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Chandler Hutchison Out With Right Shoulder Contusion

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Jerry Reindsorf Frustrated With Gar Forman Over Bulls' Poor Start

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Zach LaVine After Hitting 13 3's: 'Hopefully This Is That Turning Point For Us'

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Zach LaVine On Jim Boylen: 'It's Hard To Trust Someone Who Doesn't Trust You'

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Otto Porter Jr. Has Bone Bruising On Left Foot

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Coby White Sets Bulls Record With 7 3-Pointers In Quarter

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Cristiano Felicio Out 4-8 Weeks With Fractured Wrist

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Otto Porter Out With Left Foot Sprain, No Timetable For Return

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Bulls Sign Max Strus To Two-Way Contract

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