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Longtime Bulls assistant coach Pete Myers resigns from organization

The Bulls drafted Myers in 1986 before he spent 13 years as an assistant coach and scout. 

Chicago Bulls interim head coach Pete Myers gives instruction during an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Chicago Bulls interim head coach Pete Myers gives instruction during an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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In addition to nailing their third consecutive No. 7 in the NBA Draft, the Bulls will need to fill an assistant coaching opening.

Pete Myers reportedly resigned from the organization Thursday for personal reasons. He spent 16 years with the Bulls; three as a player and 13 as a scout and assistant coach.

Myers joined the coaching staff in December 2001 after Bill Cartwright replaced Tim Floyd as the team’s head coach. His first stint with the Bulls lasted until 2010.

Myers served as interim head coach for the Bulls on two occasions: For two games after Cartwright was fired in 2003 before the organization hired Scott Skiles, and one game after Skiles was fired before Jim Boylan finished the season in 2007.

The native of Mobile, Alabama, was a part of Mark Jackson’s Warriors staff from 2011-14 before returning to the Bulls in June 2015 under Fred Hoiberg. Myers finished last season as Jim Boylen’s lead assistant before Boylen hired former Nets assistant coach Chris Fleming as his new lead assistant on May 8, 2019.

As a rookie with the Bulls, Myers averaged 5.3 minutes and 2.3 points in 29 games during the 1986-87 season.