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.