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Bulls Bring Back Doug Collins As Adviser; GM Gar Forman Expected To Keep His Job

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 20 / 17

The Bulls yesterday named former coach Doug Collins Senior Adviser of Basketball Operations, and in many ways he will be "tasked to replicate the success" Jerry West had in his time as an adviser with the Warriors, according to K.C. Johnson of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Collins will report to Senior ...

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