Joakim Noah is telling his teammates that he is determined to leave the Chicago Bulls as he has lost faith in the franchise’s front office. The veteran Bulls’ center will be hitting the free agency this summer.
The 31-year-old Bulls’ star alleged that he “has no trust in the front office getting this in the right direction.’’ Noah was riddled by injury throughout the last season. The Bulls management officially said that they are eager to discuss the issue with Noah, according to Real GM.
“Anyone who has been around us, anybody who has spoken to either general manager Gar Forman or I about Joakim, they know how we feel about him,”Noah represents a lot of things that we believe in,’’ Vise President of basketball operations John Paxson said in mid-April about re-signing Noah. “So we have an affinity for Jo. But we’ve got to talk, we’ve got to see where it goes.’’
Noah earlier explained that how much he is in love with the city of Chicago and enjoys playing for the Bulls. The center has just completed a five-year, $60 million deal.
The Bulls are looking forward to making multiple changes in their roster after failing to reach the playoffs in the last season.
The relationship with the Bulls’ players and the front office deteriorated as Fred Hoiberg took over as head coach. There is apparently complete mistrust between the players and Gar Forman, according to a player. Former coach Tom Thibodeau used to shield the players from Forman and the front office, having them buy the idea that it was “us against them.’’
Hoiberg is deemed as Forman’s choice. Noah was initially taken off from the starting lineup by Hoiberg. After struggling to find the rhythm for the first two months of the season, Noah dished out a better show in the later stages.
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