Report: Bulls fire general manager Gar Forman

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The Chicago Bulls have reportedly fired general manager Gar Forman, parting ways with their longtime top executive who has been with the organization for more than two decades.

Forman started his basketball career as a coach in 1981 and worked for five different college programs, including New Mexico State and Iowa State, from ’81-’98. He joined the Bulls in 1998 as a scout, working his way up the ladder.

After becoming the team’s director of player personnel in 2004, Forman served in the role until he was made general manager in 2009. He won the NBA’s Executive of the Year award in 2011.

The Bulls announced the hire of Arturas Karnisovas on Monday, bringing in the Denver Nuggets general manager to become the vice president of basketball operations. Chicago also hired JJ Polk to serve as the team’s assistant general manager.