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Bulls' John Paxson Is Trying To Sell His House

Updated on January 9, 2019

The Chicago Bull’s VP of Basketball Operations, John Paxson, put his 5,000 square foot mansion on the market in December. As a Bulls fan I want to spin this towards the #FireGarPax narrative. For all those doubting right now, think of the situation in this light.

-The Bulls have been remarkably terrible this year (tied for second fewest wins in the NBA) and even if that is “the plan” it’s a tough look.

-The Bulls have won 5 playoff series since he joined the front office...15 years ago, mostly thanks to Derrick Rose

-This name often trends on Twitter following the word “fire”

-And now he’s selling his house

A #FireGarPax billboard at the corner of Lake and Racine in Chicago
A #FireGarPax billboard at the corner of Lake and Racine in Chicago

To those who want to downplay the selling his house aspect, John Paxson has been living in the same Lake Forest mansion since 1991…28 years ago…he was still a player…before the Bulls won their first championship.

The 5,100+ square-foot house is listed at just over 1 million dollars. Usually, houses in that price range take some time to sell so maybe they’re just getting ahead of the curve…or preparing for the ax.

5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sits on an acre plot of land and not too far from the city. So if you don’t mind being haunted by countless wasted draft picks and terribly over-paid free agents send an offer to the Paxsons.

Here's Paxson's Lake Forest mansion said to be haunted by the 2 first-round picks traded for Doug McDermott, the Carlos Boozer contract and whatever demon told GarPax to trade LaMarcus Aldridge for Tyrus Thomas:

-also "mansion" is very generous here, especially for North Shore, Paxson must not be getting paid enough for the NBA purgatory he has locked the Bulls into or the happiness he has stripped from the city of Chicago and Bulls fans everywhere

As a disclaimer, his wife said they are buying another home, but Paxson hasn’t commented on the “scaling down” as his wife described it. I don’t know, just not buying it. Logic tells me his job is safe until this roster gets a fair shot, but the Bulls fan in me is tired of Pax. Watching Gar Foreman and John Paxson assemble an NBA roster is like watching a child try to force square shaped pieces through circular holes in a puzzle. So here’s to hope and whatever helps me get through 41 more Bulls games.


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