Bulls To Hire J.J. Polk As Assistant GM

Although the Bulls have yet to officially announce the hiring of Arturas Karnisovas, it appears that the team’s new head of basketball operations has already lined up the first new addition to his management group. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic (via Twitter), Chicago is hiring Pelicans executive J.J. Polk as an assistant general manager.

K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago (Twitter links) first identified Polk as a candidate to join the Bulls and noted that he would likely be made an assistant GM.

Polk, known for his salary cap expertise, held the title of executive director of basketball administration in New Orleans. He has a connection to the Chicago area, having earned his law degree at the University of Illinois.

Karnisovas and the Bulls figure to continue filling out the front office in the coming days and weeks and are expected to hire at least one more assistant GM in addition to Polk, according to Johnson (Twitter link).

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6 thoughts on “Bulls To Hire J.J. Polk As Assistant GM

  1. acarneglia

    Is he a minority? Because I know people were up in arms over their interview process

  2. x%sure

    Head Of Basketball Operations = HOBO. Any better than POBO or Exec.VicePres.?

    *Other possibilities*
    PHAROH: Proclaimed Head Of Regular Office Heads
    LAEBRS: Listed As “Executive” on Basketball-Reference Site
    BEFRAH (pronounced “brotha”): Biggest Ex-jock For Real Around Here
    HeadCOC: Head Coach’s Operational Coach
    SWEET: Says What Everyone Else Thinks
    BaBaBo: Basketball Boss

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