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Bulls hire Jim Paxson as consultant
Last Updated(Beijing Time):2006-07-06 09:58
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.

Source:AP 
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