Jim Paxson joins brother John's Bulls as consultant
CHICAGO -- Jim Paxson is going to work for his brother -- Chicago Bulls general manager John Paxson.
Jim Paxson, former general manager for the Cleveland Cavaliers, was hired Wednesday as a consultant by the Bulls.
"Jim's hiring was multipurpose," John Paxson said in a statement. "He's played, scouted, and most important of all, he brings added experience and insight to my role having been [vice president] and GM of the Cleveland Cavaliers. I felt strongly, that at this critical time in the Bulls' development, an experienced voice would serve this organization well at many levels."
The Cavaliers were 185-307 and never made the playoffs in Jim Paxson's six years as general manager. He was fired in April 2005.
A 6-foot-6 guard, Jim Paxson averaged 14.3 points in 11 seasons and was a two-time All-Star in eight-plus seasons playing with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
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