With the Chicago Bulls’ new general manager officially on board, what are some potential impacts?
Late last week, the Chicago Bulls made official what had previously been announced days earlier, and that was the hiring of Marc Eversley as the franchise’s new general manager. It feels like this moment was a long-time coming for Bulls fans who have been clamoring for years for an end to the John Paxson and Gar Forman era. So now, the attention turns towards Eversley and what he will do in the coming days and months now that he is in charge.
To understand what that might look like, it would be helpful to understand a little more about him and how he has gotten to this point in his career.
Eversley most recently served as the Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Philadelphia 76ers, who has had some experience with rebuilding a roster. However, Eversley began his NBA front-office career with the Toronto Raptors working under the successful Bryan Colangelo. Eversley went on to work in the Washington Wizard’s front office before reuniting with Colangelo in Philadelphia where he was hired by the Bulls.
But what is most interesting about Eversley’s background is what he did just prior to joining the NBA. Before doing so, he worked as an executive in their retail and marketing departments. Although Eversley has taken a bit of an unconventional route to Chicago, his unique perspective will certainly have some impacts on the team, and we take a look at what some of them might be below.