Chicago’s human resources department has hired former NFL player Joe Schloer as its new chief operating, financial and strategic officer, the Chicago Tribune reports.
The news comes less than a week after the Bulls fired their first full-time director of player personnel in over a decade.
“Joe is a brilliant leader, who is committed to helping our players and our franchise win,” Bulls president and CEO Jerry Reinsdorf said in a statement.
Schloers role will include the “creation and direction of a strategic plan for the company and the development of the strategic plans of our other top leadership teams.”
It’s not the first time Schloerts has stepped into a high-level executive position, having served as the NBA’s senior vice president of player development for a year from 2012 to 2016.
His previous job with the Philadelphia 76ers, where he spent the last two seasons as an assistant, was largely in development and analytics.
The 76ers were a perennial contender for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference until losing to the Celtics in the first round of the playoffs last season.
The franchise’s only winning season since 2012 was in 2016-17.