How John Paxson’s presence might affect the Bulls’ new lead basketball executive could be a moot conversation.

That’s because Paxson is willing to step away from the Bulls entirely if that’s what the organization and new executive deem is best, the Sun-Times reported Tuesday afternoon.

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Paxson has conveyed that message to Bulls ownership, the Sun-Times reported.

As the Bulls conduct their search for a new leader of basketball operations, the prevailing belief had been that Paxson would transition to an advisory role, given the affinity chairman Jerry Reinsdorf and president Michael Reinsdorf have long had for him and his work.

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