Jerry Reinsdorf spoke about why he trusts John Paxson and Gar Forman to continue leading the Chicago Bulls' front office.

“I picked John to rebuild when (Jerry) Krause left (in 2003) because he’s a leader. Nothing has changed,” Reinsdorf said Tuesday in a phone interview. “He’s a fine evaluator of talent. He’s a long-term thinker. He works well with the general manager. He works well with coaches. I’m a John Paxson fan.

“Gar is great with agents. John hates to deal with agents. Gar is good at negotiating with the other general managers, but John was good at that too.