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Bulls Tab Chigozie Umeadi as Director of Basketball Operations

The Bulls have added a Chicagoan to the front office as Chigozie Umeadi joins the fold.

Photo: University of Illinois-Springfield

The Chicago Bulls have made yet another addition to their basketball operations department.

Chigozie Umeadi is the newest member of the Bulls’ front office, joining Executive VP Arturas Karnisovas and GM Marc Eversley in their first year in the basketball operagtions department.

Umeadi, a Chicago native and basketball product of Fenton high school, comes from NBA HQ, where he worked for nearly eight years.

After graduating from the University of Illinois-Springfield, Umeadi worked his way through the NBA’s basketball operations, strategy, and analytics departments before getting the nod from his hometown team.

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Umeadi will most likely continue working in a similar capacity with the Bulls as he did with the league. Umeadi’s official title will be Director of Basketball Operations.

Personally, I love this hire. I actually played travel basketball with Gozi back in the day. While we weren’t great friends off the court, I remember him as a really good guy. Hopefully he can continue to help drive our beloved Bulls towards ring number seven.


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Chicago born and raised. Cubs and Bulls die hard. Love the Hawks and Bears too. You can usually find me drinking beers at AJ Hudson's watching West Ham soccer in the Premier League or hiking on a mountain somewhere.

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