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Report: Chicago native Michael Finley interviews for Bulls GM job

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 20: Vice President of Operations, Michael Finley of the Dallas Mavericks attends a game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Philadelphia 76ers on December 20, 2019 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Arturas Karnisovas is working on getting his new Chicago front office staff in place because, while it may not happen for a few months, there is a draft and an off-season to prepare for eventually.

Karnisovas was known to have permission to interview three people — Mark Hughes (L.A. Clippers), Matt Lloyd (Orlando), and Marc Eversley (Philadelphia) — but now it seems there is a fourth person. Chicago-area native and Dallas front office VP Michael Finley was interviewed, reports Tim MacMahon of ESPN.

Every name mentioned so far is someone considered ready for the next step up in their career.

Karnisovas is trying to hire a GM to replace Gar Forman, who was fired as part of a much-needed front office overhaul. John Paxson — with Forman the other half of the old power structure in Chicago — was given the title of senior adviser of basketball operations, but he will have no power over player personnel moves.

Eventually, Karnisovas will have to deal with the head coaching position and Jim Boylen, who wants to retain the job. Karnisovas intends to get the front office set up first.