John Paxson began his press conference Thursday refuting reports that he will be stepping aside as general manager.
“I want to make one statement about the story that was out a week ago: I have no control over stories and rumors that are printed at all. I don’t feel an obligation to have to respond everytime something comes up about me or a trade or anything like that. So I left it alone. I’m the GM of the Bulls. I’m not resigning. I’m here. I’m going to here. So that puts an end to it.”
The reports, including in the Sun-Times, indicated Paxson would leave his current job likely at the end of this season, yet remain in the organization. So Paxson will be GM next season?
“I’m not going to answer any questions about that. It’s over with. I’m the GM of the Bulls. That’s final. That takes care of that.”