In a surprising move, the Bulls will not renew the contract of lead assistant coach Ron Adams.
Adams, in his second stint with the Bulls, came to Chicago following a successful run as Scott Brooks’ lead assistant in Oklahoma City. A longtime friend of Tom Thibodeau's, Adams left the Thunder to be closer to his family, who remained in the Chicago area for school reasons following Adams’ first stint with the Bulls under Scott Skiles.
According to sources, general manager Gar Forman made the decision, not Thibodeau. Forman informed Adams on Friday.
Adams could land back with the Thunder, who have an opening after Maurice Cheeks left to take the head coaching job with the Detroit Pistons. Adams, known for his strong work at developing players, also drew interest earlier this offseason from other unknown teams.
Adams had been working on one-year deals since leaving the Thunder.