Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic said he has accepted teammate Bobby Portis’ public apology. He just hasn’t told Portis that to his face and likely won’t anytime soon.

‘‘I guess he will know now,’’ Mirotic said Wednesday, when he met with reporters for the first time since a practice altercation between the two Oct. 17 sent Mirotic to the hospital with a concussion and two broken bones in his face.

Mirotic said he and Portis, who was suspended for the Bulls’ first eight games for punching Mirotic, will support each other on the court but made it clear there won’t be a relationship between the two away from the court.

Mirotic had just been named the starter at power forward — over Portis and rookie Lauri Markkanen — and was set to begin a very important fourth season when the altercation occurred.