The Chicago Bulls have been making some subtle moves this offseason behind the scenes. They let go of coach Tom Thibodeau’s most trust worthy assistant coach Ron Adams and replaced him with Adrian Griffin. Griffin had been waiting to get a chance at being a lead assistant coach. Now the next move the Bulls just made was promoting former Bulls player Randy Brown to Assistant General Manager.
Brown is in his fifth season with the Bulls organization and spent the last three seasons as a special assistant to Gar Forman, the General Manager. He has a few credentials under his belt to succeed in his new position. Brown was the Bulls’ Director of Player Development during the 2009-2010 season. That experience will help him tremendously. He was able to work with players on a day-to-day basis and helped them develop their skills on and off the court. He knows the Bulls organization quite well. Brown also served as an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings from 2007-09.
Brown played in the NBA for 12 years. He was originally drafted by the Kings in 1991. He didn’t start getting notoriety until he signed with the Bulls in 1995. He was a member of the Bulls’ championship run from 1996-1998 led by Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. Brown was a very energetic, crowd-pleasing role player. Bulls’ fans loved his aggressive style off the bench, which made him a fan favorite.
This new occupation for Randy Brown will come with more responsibilities. He should flourish in this new role with the knowledge he gained from past positions. If he does a great job, he could become a full time General Manager someday.