Doug Collins had advised John Paxson is an unofficial capacity for years, but he was hired by the Chicago Bulls this offseason as senior adviser of basketball operations.

“Doug has been really good,” Jerry Reinsdorf said. “Bringing in another set of eyes and ears of somebody who has been in basketball for 40 years, he has so much knowledge. And he’s in a perfect role. He’s able to advise John, Gar (Forman), me, (coach Fred Hoiberg) with the understanding that people may not follow what he wants.”

Collins left ESPN for the opportunity with the Bulls.