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Armstrong to Pursue Other Opportunities

B.J. Armstrong Armstrong spent five seasons with the Bulls’ front office after an 11-year career in the NBA, seven of which came in a Bulls uniform.
May 11, 2005 – Chicago Bulls Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, B. J. Armstrong, has decided to pursue other opportunities and will step down from his front office duties with the Bulls.

“B. J. has meant a great deal to the Chicago Bulls, both on and off the court,” said Chicago Bulls Executive Vice President John Paxson. “All of us in the organization wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors. He will always be a Bull.”

Armstrong added, “I will always consider myself a part of the Chicago Bulls organization and will forever cherish the support I have received over the years from the incredible Chicago fans. I love the people who live in this city and the passion they have for their teams and that is something I will never forget for the rest of my life.

"This is a first-class organization and I want to thank Jerry Reinsdorf and John Paxson for the opportunity to be a part of the rebuilding process in Chicago. It has been incredibly rewarding to watch these talented young Bulls players develop into a competitive and exciting team. I am honored to say I was a part of it, and I know that this team has a very bright future.”

Armstrong, 37, spent five seasons with the Bulls’ front office, after an 11-year career in the NBA, seven of which came in a Bulls uniform. Selected by the Bulls with the 18th pick of the first round in the 1989 NBA Draft, Armstrong was a member of Chicago’s first three World Championship teams (1991-93).

Chosen by Toronto in the 1995 NBA Expansion Draft, and later traded to Golden State, Armstrong spent the 1997-98 season with Charlotte, before signing with the Bulls as a free agent on Aug. 30, 1999. He retired as a Bull following the 1999-2000 season and joined Chicago’s front office in July of 2000.