2003 Chicago Bulls Transactions
April 14, 2003 — Bulls announced the hiring of John Paxson, Executive Vice President – Basketball Operations.
June 26, 2003 — Drafted Kirk Hinrich (7th overall), Mario Austin (36th overall), Matt Bonner (45th overall), and Tommy Smith (53rd overall). Conveyed to Toronto the draft rights to forward Matt Bonner in exchange for a future second-round pick. Named Bill Wennington radio commentator.
July 15, 2003 — Named Johnny Bach Assistant Coach. Signed draft pick Kirk Hinrich.
July 16, 2003 — Named Ron Adams Assistant Coach.
July 20, 2003 — Signed Scottie Pippen.
July 31, 2003 — Re-signed Corie Blount.
August 20, 2003 — Signed Kendall Gill.
September 4, 2003 — Issued contract buyout of Dalibor Bagaric.
October 6, 2003 — Waived Garth Joseph.
October 20, 2003 — Waived Josh Davis.
October 23, 2003 — Waived Trenton Hassell.
October 25, 2003 — Exercised third-year options o n Tyson Chandler and Eddy Curry.
October 27, 2003 — Placed Kirk Hinrich (viral illness), Linton Johnson III (right ankle sprain) and Jay Williams (injuries to pelvis and left knee) on the Injured List.
November 7, 2003 — Placed Marcus Fizer (inflamed right knee) and Roger Mason, Jr. (left groin strain) on the Injured List and activated Kirk Hinrich and Linton Johnson III.
November 18, 2003 — Placed Linton Johnson III (right ankle sprain) on the Injured List and activated Marcus Fizer.
November 24, 2003 — Relieved Bill Cartwright of his Head Coaching duties. Named Pete Myers Interim Head Coach.
November 28, 2003 — Named Scott Skiles the 15th Head Coach in franchise history.
December 1, 2003 — Traded Lonny Baxter, Donyell Marshall and Jalen Rose to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Antonio Davis, Chris Jefferies and Jerome Williams.
December 1, 2003 — Placed Tyson Chandler (low back pain) on the Injured List and activated Linton Johnson III.
December 16, 2003 — Acquired Rick Brunson from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Roger Mason, Jr.
December 16, 2003 — Placed Scottie Pippen (left knee arthroscopy) on the Injured List.