The Chicago Bulls officially announced the hiring of Marc Eversley as general manager via their social media accounts.
The newly-hired GM talked about his goals with the organization and his plan to bring the Bulls back to their winning ways, per NBC Sports:
“Everything starts and ends with winning,” Eversley said in his introductory press conference call. “We need to focus our culture and mindset to be about excellence day in and day out,” Eversley said.
“For Bulls fans, hear me when I say it: Our ultimate goal is to bring an NBA Championship back to the city of Chicago.’’
The former assistant GM of the Philadelphia 76ers revealed what he will be looking personnel-wise to change the culture in Chicago.
“I like teams that play fast. I like teams that share the ball. I put a heavy emphasis on basketball IQ. Simply put, we want players who play the right way, play for each other. We want winners on the court at all times,” Eversley said.
“Then defensively, I like players who are versatile. I like players who can switch multiple positions. I believe in rim protections. I think you have to protect your rim and that’s not necessarily blocking shots. I believe in good, positional sound defense. We want kids who are going to play hard and compete. I think there’s an element of toughness that I would love to see us really focus in on as we build out this roster.”