Eversley, a Canadian, becomes the Bulls’ first black general manager after four years in Philadelphia’s front office, where he spent the past two as senior vice president of player personnel.
He spent a decade at Nike, managing company-owned retail stores in Ontario before moving to their corporate office in Oregon and becoming the point person for their basketball player relationship division.
He then worked in Toronto’s front office for seven years and Washington’s for three before joining the 76ers.
Eversley had a big hand in Philadelphia trading up with Boston to get Matisse Thybulle with the No 20 overall pick in the draft last June. The rookie guard established himself as one of the NBA’s best young defenders this season.
Now, Eversley will work with new top basketball executive Arturas Karnisovas to help turn around a sagging franchise.
The Bulls came into the season thinking they were poised to contend for a playoff spot. Instead, they were 11th in the Eastern Conference at 22-43 and on the way to their third straight losing record when the NBA suspended play because of the COVID-19 pandemic.