The Chicago Bulls fired general manager Gar Forman on Monday after 10 years in the role and 22 years with the team.

The move came soon after the Bulls confirmed the hiring of Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas to become the franchise’s new executive vice president of basketball operations, which ESPN reported last week.

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Forman was named the 2011 NBA Executive of the Year.

The Bulls reached the playoffs in seven of his seasons as general manager.

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