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Recent articles by Joe:

Former Bulls big man Will Perdue weighs in on his coaches: Phil Jackson vs. Gregg Popovich

Perdue had some interesting takes on both men in the wake of "The Last Dance." → Read More

Bulls assistant coach Shawn Respert will move on after season

Head coach Jim Boylen is still calling the shots with his staff and has decided to allow Respert to move on when this season comes to an end. → Read More

Position breakdowns: Developing time for Bulls big man Daniel Gafford

The new regime is focused on player development and have a much more detailed plan in how to excel in that area than the old regime. Gafford is the perfect candidate to take advantage of that. → Read More

Former Bulls big man Will Perdue talks ‘The Last Dance’ Episodes 7 & 8

The onetime Bulls center explains why most of the players had a better relationship with Michael’s father, James, than they did with Jordan and how "harmonious’’ life without Jordan was during the 1993-94 season. → Read More

Several key Bulls players making Jim Boylen’s future as coach cloudy

There’s not a power struggle going on between ownership and the new front office on Boylen’s future, but there is a difference of opinion, and several key Bulls players have made the case to move on from him, according to a source. → Read More

Bulls’ new man in charge Arturas Karnisovas makes 2 hires official

News broke weeks ago that JJ Polk and Pat Connelly were coming to the front office. On Wednesday, the team made it official. → Read More

Former Bull Will Perdue talks Michael Jordan and sucker punches

Episodes 7 and 8 of "The Last Dance’’ have been teased already to feature the time MJ sucker-punched Steve Kerr in practice, but years earlier it was former center Will Perdue who felt the wrath of his "Airness" in a practice incident. → Read More

New Bulls general manager Marc Eversley all set to move the needle

The Bulls were spinning in mud with the old regime, and for obvious reasons. But Eversley believes the new front office is prepared to make a run at a seventh championship. → Read More

New Bulls front office will play the slow game in Jim Boylen decision

Marc Eversley was officially introduced as the new general manager on Friday, but insisted several times during his first press conference that he and Arturas Karnisovas were in no hurry to make a coaching decision yet. → Read More

Bulls officially introduce Marc Eversley as new general manager

Eversley agreed to take the job earlier this week. He succeeds the fired Gar Forman and will work under new top executive Arturas Karnisovas. → Read More

All eyes on new Bulls GM Marc Eversley and his decision on coach Jim Boylen

Eversley is expected to be announced as the team’s general manager on Friday. And while there is a lot to be done, the most pressing question will be what Eversley and vice president Arturas Karnisovas do with current coach Jim Boylen. → Read More

Last Dance? Former Bull Will Perdue goes in hard on Piston Isiah Thomas

Perdue won four NBA championships — three with the Bulls — and in the wake of Episodes 3 & 4 of "The Last Dance’’ has grown tired of former Chicago high school legend Isiah Thomas trying to rewrite the narrative. → Read More

Decision on Bulls coach Jim Boylen could be Michael Reinsdorf’s legacy

The Bulls executive has to balance father Jerry’s philosophy and the team’s needs for the future. → Read More

Bulls get instant credibility by adding Marc Eversley as the new general manager

The Bulls front office has had an image problem in the eyes of NBA players for almost 30 years, and the hope is a new-look front office can start to repair those bridges in landing a big-name free agent. → Read More

General manager search continues for Bulls’ Arturas Karnisovas

The hope is that Karnisovas has a GM in the building by late next week, but the newly hired executive is not being rushed. → Read More

Player breakdowns: Bulls forward Chandler Hutchison needs to show up

Was Hutchison overvalued by the old regime coming out of Boise State? Maybe. None of that matters, however, if the forward can’t stay healthy and on the court. The ability that matters most in the NBA is availability, and that’s where Hutchison falls short. → Read More

Will Bulls coach Jim Boylen be returning? Situation remains fluid

Depending on the day, the same member of the Bulls organization can have a completely different opinion on whether Boylen will be back as coach. But only the new head of basketball operations, Arturas Karnisovas, will have the final say. → Read More

Bulls’ new leading man, Arturas Karnisovas, begins GM interviews

With the formal interviews starting, the former Nuggets general manager knows what he wants for that position, and it’s up to him to find the right guy. → Read More

Passion for Bulls basketball has long been in Arturas Karnisovas’ blood

Whether it was playing on the same court with legends Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen during the Olympics or the famous introduction music, Karnisovas has always wanted to be associated with the Bulls organization. Now he will be in charge of leading it. → Read More

Bulls have not made a decision on coach Jim Boylen

Executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas has been on the job for four days, and has already moved on from Forman, approved John Paxson’s new role as adviser, and has started weighing the future of Boylen and the coaching staff. → Read More