John Paxson Chicago Bulls
Seasons: 12
Playoffs: 10
Division Titles: 2
Conference Titles: 0
NBA Titles: 0
  Best transaction: Traded the draft rights to forward Jackson Vroman, a future first-round pick and cash considerations to the Phoenix Suns for the draft rights to forward Luol Deng
Worst transaction: Traded the draft rights to forward LaMarcus Aldridge and a future second-round pick to the Portland Trail Blazers for forward Viktor Khryapa and the draft rights to forward Tyrus Thomas
Executive of the Year: Never
TRANSACTIONS:
SEASON 2013-14
April 14 2014
Signed forward Greg Smith and waived forward Tornike Shengelia.
April 10 2014
Signed guard Mike James and forward Louis Amundson for the remainder of the season.
April 7 2014
Signed guard Ronnie Brewer.
April 3 2014
Waived forward Erik Murphy.
March 12 2014
Signed guard Jimmer Fredette for the remainder of the season.
March 2 2014
Signed guard Jimmer Fredette to a 10-day contract.
February 18 2014
Signed forward Jarvis Varnado to a 10-day contract.
January 22 2014
Signed guard Mike James to a 10-day contract.
January 21 2014
Traded guard Marquis Teague to the Brooklyn Nets for forward Tornike Shengelia. Signed guard Cartier Martin to a second 10-day contract.
January 10 2014
Signed guard Cartier Martin to a 10-day contract.
January 6 2014
Traded forward Luol Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers for center Andrew Bynum, three future draft picks and the right to swap 2015 first-round picks with the Cavaliers.
December 16 2013
Waived guard Mike James.
December 13 2013
Signed guard DJ Augustin.
October 30 2013
Exercised the contract option on guard Marquis Teague and forward Jimmy Butler through 2014-15.
October 26 2013
Waived forward DJ White and center Dexter Pittman.
October 8 2013
Waived guard Dahntay Jones.
October 1 2013
Waived guards Kalin Lucas and Patrick Christopher.
September 27 2013
Signed guards Mike James, Dahntay Jones, Kalin Lucas and Patrick Christopher, forward DJ White and center Dexter Pittman.
September 17 2013
Named Randy Brown assistant general manager and Ivica Dukan director of international scouting/special assistant to the general manager.
July 23 2013
Waived forward Malcolm Thomas.
July 11 2013
Re-signed center Nazr Mohammed.
July 10 2013
Signed guard Tony Snell and forwards Mike Dunleavy and Erik Murphy and waived guard Richard Hamilton.
Draft 2013
Selected forwards Tony Snell (20th overall pick) and Erick Murphy (49th overall pick).
April 8 2013
Signed forward Malcolm Thomas for the remainder of the season.
SEASON 2012-13
March 29 2013
Signed forward Malcolm Thomas to a second 10-day contract.
March 19 2013
Signed forward Malcolm Thomas to a 10-day contract.
March 2 2013
Signed forward Louis Amundson to a 10-day contract.
January 6 2013
Signed guard Daequan Cook.
October 31 2012
Signed forward Taj Gibson to a contract extension and named Scottie Pippen senior adviser to president and chief operating officer.
October 24 2012
Waived guards Ryan Allen and Marko Jaric.
October 18 2012
Waived center Kyrylo Fesenko.
October 15 2012
Waived guard Andre Emmett.
October 4 2012
Waived guard Vance Cooksey.
October 1 2012
Signed guards Marko Jaric, Ryan Allen, Vance Cooksey and Andre Emmett and center Kyrylo Fesenko. Exercised the contract option on head coach Tom Thibodeau through 2016-17.
August 14 2012
Named Brian Hagen assistant general manager.
August 8 2012
Signed guard Marquis Teague.

July 31 2012
Signed guard Nate Robinson.

July 27 2012
Signed center Nazr Mohammed.

July 24 2012
Signed guard Marco Belinelli.

July 23 2012
Signed guard Kirk Hinrich.

July 19 2012
Signed forward Vladimir Radmanovic.

Draft 2012
Selected guard Marquis Teague (29th overall pick).
SEASON 2011-12
April 5 2012
Signed guard Mike James for the remainder of the season.
February 14 2012
Signed guard Mike James to a 10-day contract.
January 28 2012
Waived guard Mike James.
January 11 2012
Signed guard Mike James.
December 21 2011

Signed guard Derrick Rose to a contract extension.
December 16 2011
Waived guards Keith Bogans and Jannero Pargo.
December 14 2011
Signed guard Richard Hamilton.
December 12 2011
Re-signed forward Brian Scalabrine.
December 9 2011
Signed forward Jimmy Butler.

June 29 2011
Exercised the contract option on forward Taj Gibson through 2012-13.
Draft 2011
Selected guard Norris Coles (28th overall pick) and Malcolm Lee (43rd overall pick) and forward Jimmy Butler (30th overall pick).
Traded the draft rights to guards Norris Cole and Malcolm Lee to the Minnesota Timberwolves for the draft rights to forward Nikola Mirotic.
SEASON 2010-11
March 20 2011
Signed guards John Lucas and Jannero Pargo.
March 3 2011
Signed forward Rasual Butler.
February 22 2011
Traded forward James Johnson to the Toronto Raptors for a first-round pick.
January 4 2011
Waived guard John Lucas.
November 26 2010
Signed guard John Lucas.
October 25 2010
Exercised the contract option on guard Derrick Rose and forwards Taj Gibson and James Johnson through 2011-12.
October 21 2010
Waived guards John Lucas and Kyle Weaver and forward Roger Powell.
October 6 2010
Waived forward Chris Richard.
October 4 2010
Signed forward Joakim Noah to a contract extension.
September 27 2010
Signed guard John Lucas, Kyle Weaver and forwards Chris Richard, Roger Powell and Brian Scalabrine.
September 13 2010
Named Ed Pinckney assistant coach.
September 9 2010
Named Ron Adams, Andy Greer, Rick Brunson and Adrian Griffin assistant coaches.
August 11 2010
Signed guard Keith Bogans.
July 26 2010
Signed forward Kurt Thomas.
July 22 2010
Traded a 2011 second-round pick to the Golden State Warriors for guard CJ Watson.
July 19 2010
Signed guard Ronnie Brewer.
July 13 2010
Signed guard Kyle Korver and center Omer Asik.
July 10 2010
Signed guard JJ Redick to an offer sheet.
July 8 2010
Traded a player exception to the Utah Jazz for forward Carlos Boozer and a protected second-round pick. Traded guard Kirk Hinrich, the draft rights to forward Kevin Seraphin and cash to the Washington Wizards for the draft rights to forward Vladimir Veremeenko. Signed forward Hakim Warrick and traded him to the Phoenix Suns for a 2011 second-round pick.
June 30 2010
Waived forwards Rob Kurz and Chris Richard.
Draft 2010
Selected forward Kevin Seraphin (17th overall pick).
June 23 2010
Named Tom Thibodeau head coach.
May 3 2010
Fired head coach Vinny Del Negro.
SEASON 2009-10
April 9 2010
Signed forward Rob Kurz and waived center Jerome James.
March 2 2010
Signed forward Chris Richard for the rest of the season and waived guard Lindsey Hunter.
February 18 2010
Traded guard John Salmons and 2011 and 2012 second-round picks to the Milwaukee Bucks for forwards Hakim Warrick and Joe Alexander; traded forward Tyrus Thomas to the Charlotte Bobcats for guards Ronald Murray and Acie Law and a future first-round pick; waived forward Chris Richard.
February 15 2010
Signed forward Chris Richard to a second 10-day contract.
February 5 2010
Signed forward Chris Richard to a 10-day contract.
January 25 2010
Traded center Aaron Gray to the New Orleans Hornets for guard Devin Brown.
October 28 2009
Waived forward Derrick Byars.
October 26 2009
Exercised the contract options on guard Derrick Rose and forward Joakim Noah through 2010-11.
October 22 2009
Waived forward Chris Richard.
October 2 2009
Waived guard Curtis Stinson and center Steven Hill.
September 26 2009
Signed guard Curtis Stinson, forwards Derrick Byars and Chris Richard and center Steven Hill.
September 22 2009
Re-signed center Aaron Gray.
July 20 2009
Waived guard Anthony Roberson.
July 14 2009
Waived forward Tim Thomas.
July 13 2009
Signed guard Jannero Pargo and re-signed guard Lindsey Hunter.
July 9 2009
Signed forwards James Johnson and Taj Gibson.
July 1 2009
Named Randy Brown director of player development.
Draft 2009
Selected forwards James Johnson (16th overall pick) and Taj Gibson (26th overall pick).
SEASON 2008-09
April 9 2009
Signed guard DeMarcus Nelson for the remainder of the season.
April 8 2009
Signed forward Linton Johnson for the remainder of the season.
March 20 2009
Signed forward Linton Johnson to a second 10-day contract.
March 11 2009
Signed forward Linton Johnson to a 10-day contract.
February 19 2009
Traded guard Larry Hughes to the New York Knicks for guard Anthony Roberson, forward Tim Thomas and center Jerome James. Traded guard Thabo Sefolosha to the Oklahoma City Thunder for a conditional 2009 first-round pick.
February 18 2009
Traded forwards Drew Gooden, Andres Nocioni, Cedric Simmons and Michael Ruffin to the Sacramento Kings for center Brad Miller and guard John Salmons.
November 17 2008
Waived forward Demetris Nichols.
November 13 2008
Signed guard Lindsey Hunter.
October 27 2008
Signed forward Michael Ruffin.
October 23 2008
Waived forwards Roger Powell and Michael Ruffin.
October 20 2008
Waived guard Darius Washington and forward Elton Brown.
October 1 2008
Re-signed guard Ben Gordon to a qualifying offer.
September 26 2008
Signed guard Darius Washington and forwards Roger Powell, Michael Ruffin and Elton Brown.
July 31 2008
Re-signed forward Luol Deng and waived guard JamesOn Curry.
July 3 2008
Named Del Harris, Bernie Bickerstaff and Bob Ociepka assistant coaches.
Draft 2008
Selected guards Derrick Rose (1st overall pick) and Sonny Weems (39th overall pick).
Traded the draft rights to guard Sonny Weems to the Denver Nuggets and traded two future second-round picks for the draft rights to center Omer Asik from the Portland Trail Blazers.
June 26 2008
Tendered qualifying offers to guard Ben Gordon and forwards Luol Deng and Demetris Nichols.
June 11 2008
Named Vinny Del Negro head coach.
SEASON 2007-08
April 17 2008
Fired head coach Jim Boylan.
February 21 2008
Traded forwards Joe Smith and Ben Wallace and a 2009 second-round pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers and forward Adrian Griffin to the Seattle SuperSonics for guards Larry Hughes and Shannon Brown and forwards Drew Gooden and Cedric Simmons.
February 6 2008
Waived forward Viktor Khryapa.
January 30 2007
Named Michael Brown assistant coach.
December 27 2007
Named Jim Boylan interim head coach.
December 24 2007
Fired head coach Scott Skiles.
December 7 2007
Waived guard Thomas Gardner and signed forward Demetris Nichols.
October 22 2007
Waived guard Andre Barrett and forward Jared Homan.
October 19 2007
Exercised the contract options on guard Thabo Sefolosha and forward Tyrus Thomas through 2008-09.
October 10 2007
Waived forward Joseph Blair.
October 8 2007
Waived guard Justin Cage.
October 1 2007
Re-signed guard Andre Barrett and signed guards Justin Cage and Thomas Gardner and forwards Joseph Blair and Jared Homan.
September 6 2007
Named Matt Lloyd director of college scouting.
August 2 2007
Signed guard JamesOn Curry.
July 27 2007
Signed forward Joakim Noah and center Aaron Gray.
July 17 2007
Signed forward Joe Smith and re-signed forward Andres Nocioni.
Draft 2007
Selected forward Joakim Noah (9th overall pick) and guard JamesOn Curry (51st overall pick).
SEASON 2006-07
October 31 2006
Signed guard Kirk Hinrich to a five-year contract extension.
October 29 2006
Waived center Luke Schenscher.
October 24 2006
Exercised the contract options on guard Ben Gordon and forwards Luol Deng and Viktor Khryapa through 2007-08.
October 13 2006
Waived guard Jeff Varem.
October 10 2006
Waived forward Scott Merritt.
October 6 2006
Waived center Eric Chenowith.
October 2 2006
Re-signed center Luke Schenscher and signed guards Andre Barrett and Jeff Varem, forward Scott Merritt and center Eric Chenowith.
August 18 2006
Traded guard Eddie Basden to the Cleveland Cavaliers for center Martynas Andriuskevicius.
August 1 2006
Signed guard Thabo Sefolosha and forward Tyrus Thomas.
July 31 2006
Signed forward Adrian Griffin.
July 21 2006
Waived guard Howard Eisley.
July 20 2006
Traded guard JR Smith to the Denver Nuggets for guard Howard Eisley and two 2007 second-round picks.
July 14 2006
Traded forward Tyson Chandler to the New Orleans Hornets for guard JR Smith and forward PJ Brown.
July 13 2006
Signed center Ben Wallace.
July 7 2006
Waived forward Othella Harrington.
July 5 2006
Named Jim Paxson basketball operations consultant.
June 29 2006
Exercised the contract option on forward Malik Allen through 2006-07.
Draft 2006
Selected forward LaMarcus Aldridge (2nd overall pick) and guard Rodney Carney (16th overall pick).
Traded the draft rights to forward LaMarcus Aldridge and a future second-round pick to the Portland Trail Blazers for forward Viktor Khryapa and the draft rights to forward Tyrus Thomas; traded the draft rights to guard Rodney Carney to the Philadelphia 76ers for the draft rights to guard Thabo Sefolosha.
SEASON 2005-06
April 11 2006
Signed guard Randy Livingston for the remainder of the season.
April 1 2006
Signed guard Randy Livingston to a second 10-day contract.
March 25 2006
Signed center Luke Schenscher for the remainder of the season.
March 22 2006
Signed guard Randy Livingston to a 10-day contract.
March 14 2006
Signed center Luke Schenscher to a second 10-day contract.
March 5 2006
Signed center Luke Schenscher to a 10-day contract.
March 1 2006
Waived forward Tim Thomas.
February 6 2006
Signed forward James Thomas to a second 10-day contract.
January 27 2005
Signed forward James Thomas to a 10-day contract.
January 16 2005
Signed guard Stephen Graham to a 10-day contract.
January 5 2005
Signed forward Randy Holcomb to a 10-day contract.
October 24 2005
Exercised the contract option on guard Kirk Hinrich through 2006-07.
October 18 2005
Waived guard Jermaine Jackson.
October 4 2005
Re-signed center Eddy Curry and traded him along with forward Antonio Davis to the New York Knicks for guard Jermaine Jackson, forwards Tim Thomas and Mike Sweetney, a 2006 first-round pick, second-round picks in 2007 and 2009 and a conditional right to swap 2007 first-round picks.
October 3 2005
Re-signed guard Jannero Pargo.
September 23 2005
Signed forward Darius Songaila.
September 21 2005
Re-signed forward Tyson Chandler.
September 2 2005
Signed forward Malik Allen.
August 24 2005
Re-signed forward Othella Harrington.
August 15 2005
Matched the offer sheet tendered by the Toronto Raptors to guard Chris Duhon.
August 4 2005
Signed guard Eddie Basden.
June 16 2005
Signed head coach Scott Skiles to a four-year contract extension.
SEASON 2004-05
April 18 2005
Signed forward Lawrence Funderburke.
January 5 2005
Waived forward Tommy Smith.
November 1 2004
Waived guard Scottie Pippen and forward Eddie Robinson.
October 28 2004
Waived forward Gary Trent and center Cezary Trybanski.
October 20 2004
Waived guard Mike Wilks.
October 4 2004
Waived forward Chris Jefferies.
October 1 2004
Signed forward Gary Trent.
September 30 2004
Signed center Jared Reiner.
September 8 2004
Traded center Dikembe Mutombo to the Houston Rockets for guards Erick Piatkowski and Mike Wilks and forward Adrian Griffin.
August 20 2004
Waived forward Paul Shirley.
August 11 2004
Signed forward Andres Nocioni.
August 5 2004
Re-signed guard Jamal Crawford and traded him with forward Jerome Williams to the New York Knicks for guard Frank Williams, forward Othella Harrington and centers Dikembe Mutombo and Cezary Trybanski.
July 23 2004
Signed guard Ben Gordon and forward Luol Deng.
Draft 2004
Selected guards Ben Gordon (3rd overall pick) and Chris Duhon (38th overall pick).
Traded the draft rights to forward Jackson Vroman, a future first-round pick and cash considerations to the Phoenix Suns for the draft rights to forward Luol Deng.
May 19 2004
Named Jim Boylan assistant coach.
SEASON 2003-04
March 25 2004
Signed guard Jannero Pargo and forward Paul Shirley for the rest of the season.
March 19 2004
Signed forward Linton Johnson for the remainder of the season.
March 15 2004
Signed guard Jannero Pargo to a 10-day contract and forward Paul Shirley to a second 10-day contract and waived guard Rick Brunson.
March 9 2004
Signed forward Linton Johnson to a second 10-day contract.
March 4 2004
Signed forward Paul Shirley to a 10-day contract.
March 2 2004
Waived forward Corie Blount.
February 28 2004
Signed forward Linton Johnson to a 10-day contract.
February 17 2004
Waived guard Jay Williams.
January 28 2004
Signed forward Ronald Dupree for the remainder of the season.
January 17 2004
Signed forward Ronald Dupree to a second 10-day contract.
January 7 2004
Signed forward Ronald Dupree to a 10-day contract.
January 6 2004
Waived forward Linton Johnson.
December 15 2003
Traded guard Roger Mason to the Toronto Raptors for guard Rick Brunson.
December 1 2003
Traded guard Jalen Rose and forwards Donyell Marshall and Lonny Baxter to the Toronto Raptors for forwards Jerome Williams, Antonio Davis and Chris Jefferies.
November 28 2003
Named Scott Skiles head coach.
November 24 2003
Fired Bill Cartwright and named Pete Myers interim head coach.
October 24 2003
Exercised the contract option on forward Tyson Chandler and center Eddy Curry through 2004-05.
October 23 2003
Waived guard Trenton Hassell.
September 4 2003
Waived center Dalibor Bagaric.
August 20 2003
Signed guard Kendall Gill.
July 29 2003
Re-signed forward Corie Blount.
July 20 2003
Signed guard Scottie Pippen.
July 16 2003
Named Ron Adams assistant coach.
July 15 2003
Signed guard Kirk Hinrich and named John Bach assistant coach.
Draft 2003
Selected guard Kirk Hinrich (7th overall pick) and forwards Mario Austin (36th overall pick), Matt Bonner (45th overall pick) and Tommy Smith (53rd overall pick).
Traded the draft rights to Matt Bonner to the Toronto Raptors for cash considerations.