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Ex-Nugget Jusuf Nurkic backs Arturas Karnisovas for Bulls job

Jusuf Nurkic

Arturas Karnisovas is reportedly a leading candidate for the Chicago Bulls front office job, and a former Nuggets player is backing him for the position.

Karnisovas has been the Denver Nuggets’ general manager since 2017. Jusuf Nurkic spent his first three seasons in Denver before being traded to Portland. Nurk saw an article from Yahoo’s Vincent Goodwill saying Karnisovas was the “leading candidate” for the position and backed him. Nurkic said Karnisovas is “definitely good.”

Not that players necessarily are the best judge of who is qualified to lead a front office and who isn’t, but having the endorsement from a solid player is a positive sign.

The Bulls reportedly have been turned down by Pacers GM Chad Buchanan and Heat executive Adam Simon. John Paxson, who along with Gar Forman leads the Bulls’ front office, reportedly has offered to step down if needed.

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