Marc Eversley Rumors
Kyle Neubeck: With some LaVine rumors already out there today, quick note — Bulls GM Marc Eversley was a big advocate in the Sixers’ draft room for Matisse Thybulle. Scouted him for at least a couple of years. No indication Philly is making him available, but keep your eye on it.
General Manager Marc Eversley spoke to media members on Wednesday, giving insight on the hiring of Billy Donovan, the challenge of bringing the Bulls back to relevance, and how Otto Porter Jr. has looked at Advocate Bulls Minicamp. At least the Bulls aren’t setting expectations too high this time. “This team is better than a 22-win team, the talent is,” Bulls General Manager Marc Eversley was saying Wednesday during a Zoom conference with local media. “If we tweak it and do some little things, I think we’ll see some results that are positive. “When we came in, we talked a lot about player development,” Eversley added during his first media session since his introductory comments on May 1. “I like a lot of the players on this roster.
“We had interviewed 10 candidates right up until Billy… became free,” Eversley revealed. “We were pretty far along in the process. I don’t know if we put a number (of eventual interviews on) it, but we had identified a group of candidates who we felt pretty comfortable with going forward if a Billy Donovan were not to become available. “Anytime a coach of his ability becomes available, I think you owe it to the organization, the fan base, to explore to see if that person can become the next head coach of the Bulls,” said Eversley. “We sat and talked about it for a long time and said, ‘Look, if this guys becomes available, we owe it to ourselves to dig in on him and figure out if he could be somebody who could be our next head coach.
KC Johnson: Marc Eversley said Kris Dunn “is on the road, rehabbing by himself,” which the Bulls support. Bulls have a decision on whether to extend a qualifying offer to Dunn.
KC Johnson: Speaking on a Zoom media availability, Bulls GM Marc Eversley said the franchise had conducted 10 interviews for the head coaching opening already before Billy Donovan became available. Said AK’s aggressiveness was “thorough but well thought out” when they pivoted to Donovan.