CHICAGO Teams

Hardaway: MJ was an ultimate competitor who didn't want to lose at anything (3:14)

The Hoop Collective: Future Rankings For Some Notable NBA Teams

The Clippers (3:48) and Raptors (30:37) should be very excited for what's to come, whereas the Rockets (13:57) and 76ers should be a bit more concerned (21:50). Based on a variety of factors, Brian Windhorst, Kevin Pelton and Tim Bontemps break down which teams they expect will rise and fall over the next few seasons. Plus, the guys discuss the opening in Chicago's front office and whether it's a desirable position.

LaVine sounds off, 'I'm done with the dunk contest' (0:51)
LaVine asks Ayton if he would post up P.J. Tucker in a real game (0:47)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears OLB Robert Quinn said on Friday that he struggled to decide whether to sign with Chicago or Atlanta in free agency. "I mean basically that's what it boiled down to is a coin flip," Quinn said. "The Bears were on the right side of it. I don't regret it. I've moved on from the past. It's basically how I picked my college." Quinn eventually signed a lucrative deal with the Bears that included $30 million guaranteed.

Front Office Insider Bobby Marks

ESPN front-office insider Bobby Marks joins The Woj Pod to discuss the Chicago Bulls search for a new top front office executive, the appeal and challenges of the job, the financial impact the NBA shutdown will have on front office/coaching moves (15:53), the possible rollout for a return to play this season and how free agency will be impacted (27:34).

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Sources: Bulls start search to hire top executive

The Bulls are now searching for a top executive who will have full authority on basketball decisions, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. John Paxson, the current executive VP of basketball operations, is expected to continue in an advisory role.

Mike Magee: People who hated on MLS ask me for tickets now (0:59)
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Bulls begin formal search for new top executive (0:57)
Alan Gordon feels bad for MLS clubs 'stuck in 2005' (1:04)
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Why Stephen A. prefers the Bulls' 1st three-peat team (1:18)