Michael Reinsdorf Rumors
Internally, Bulls president and chief operating officer Michael Reinsdorf has introduced paid time off annually for Juneteenth, which celebrates Union forces, led by Major General Gordon Granger, arriving in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865 and proclaiming all slaves in the state free by executive decree. Though the Emancipation Proclamation was made effective in 1863, it wasn’t until the Union’s victory in the Civil War that it was enforced in states once under Confederate control — Texas being the last. The Bulls also plan to feature paid time off for each future Election days.
Michael Reinsdorf: “It is disappointing that we will not return to play for the 2019-20 season, but ultimately this decision is about more than just one team. We are supportive of Commissioner Adam Silver and the outcome of the vote by the NBA Board of Governors. We thank Adam and his team for their thoughtful work in exploring all available options to come up with a solution that allows the NBA as a league to resume. They spent countless hours having open dialogue with leaders and experts across various industries, as well as team executives, listening and educating themselves to ensure the NBA made the best, safest decision for the league and our players during these unprecedented times.”
Michael Reinsdorf: “We will now shift our focus to continue to build our team under the new leadership of Arturas Karnisovas and our Basketball Operations Department with a focus on the Draft, free agency and offseason development. To our fans and the great city of Chicago: We thank you for your continued support. Keep moving forward with us as we prepare to return to the court for the 2020-21 season.”
The Chicago Bulls announced today the hiring of Adam Amin as the team’s new primary TV play-by-play broadcaster. Amin will succeed Neil Funk, who will retire his headset at the conclusion of the 2019-20 NBA regular season. Amin will call game action alongside Bulls TV analyst Stacey King on the exclusive home of Bulls basketball, NBC Sports Chicago, beginning in the 2020-21 season. “We knew replacing Neil would not be an easy task, but as we got to know Adam over the last two seasons and became even more familiar with his work, he rose to become our top choice,” said team President and COO Michael Reinsdorf.
Vincent Goodwill: Statement from Chicago Bulls President and COO Michael Reinsdorf and his wife, Nancy Reinsdorf pic.twitter.com/Rycb2sMn6b
The Sun-Times has reported that Karnisovas and general manager Marc Eversley have already had detailed discussions with players and retained personnel, and were getting enough mixed feedback of what’s gone on the last year that they were leaning toward starting with a new coach of their choosing. Ownership and former VP of basketball operations John Paxson have given support for Boylen, but a source reiterated that COO Michael Reinsdorf was by no means influencing the front office’s decision on the coach and would allow Boylen’s dismissal if Karnisovas wants to go that way. No questions asked.