Bulls announce basketball operations promotions

Bulls announce basketball operations promotions
September 17, 2013, 1:00 pm
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Mark Strotman

The Chicago Bulls announced four basketball operations staff promotions Tuesday morning, including Randy Brown's jump to assistant general manager.

Brown has been promoted after serving for three seasons as the special assistant to the general manager. He is in his fifth season with the Bulls organization, having served as director of player development in 2009-10. Brown played five seasons with the Bulls, winning three rings during Michael Jordan's second three-peat.

Ivica Dukan was named the team's director of international scouting as well as taking over Brown's role as special assistant to the general manager. In his 22 seasons with the Bulls, Dukan has been instrumental in finding diamonds in the rough overseas. He played 14 seasons professionally in England, Switzerland, France and Yugoslavia.

Nick Papendieck was promoted from assistant strength and conditioning coach to head strength coach. Before arriving in Chicago, Papendieck was a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at Virginia. Matt Johnson served as a strength and conditioning intern last season, and has been hired full-time as an assistant to Papendieck.