Mavericks: Michael Finley interviews for Bulls GM position

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Michael Finley (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for TWC)
Dallas Mavericks Michael Finley (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for TWC) /

Dallas Mavericks VP of basketball operations Michael Finley interviewed for the Bulls general manager position, according to Tim MacMahon. Find out more here.

Dallas Mavericks supporters may forget how good Michael Finley was during his prime. He was drafted by the Suns in 1995 but traded to the Mavs in 1996 as part of the Jason Kidd deal.

After that year, Finley averaged 20.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game over eight full seasons in Dallas. He was a two-time All-Star that played a massive 40.0 minutes per game.

Finley was the second-leading scorer on the 2001 Mavericks that went to the playoffs for the first time since 1990. Dirk Nowitzki, Steve Nash, and Finley gave the Mavs a “big three” that no team looked forward to facing.

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Finley went on to win a championship with Spurs in 2007 before retiring in 2010 after 15 seasons in the NBA. He is now a member of the Mavericks front office.

Bulls interview Finley

The Chicago Bulls are shaking up their front office. They fired Gar Forman and reassigned John Paxson while handing the decision making powers over to Arturas Karnisovas. He will hold the title of executive vice president of basketball operations.

Karnisovas is in charge of hiring a general manager. Michael Finley recently interviewed for the position. Here is Tim MacMahon breaking the news on April 17.

Finley is one of the Mavericks top decision-makers. He works just under Mark Cuban and Donnie Nelson in Dallas. It will be interesting to see if he returns home to take the job in Chicago.

Other candidates include Clippers assistant GM Mark Hughes, Magic assistant GM Matt Lloyd, and Sixers VP of player personnel Marc Eversley, according to Hoops Rumors.

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