DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bulls general manager Gar Forman says re-signing high-scoring guard Ben Gordon is his top priority heading into the offseason.
Forman said he believes Gordon wants to stay in Chicago but that there's still a lot of work to do before that happens.
Gordon, who becomes a free agent on July 1, played a key role in the Bulls' impressive bid to defeat defending champion Boston in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. The Celtics won the series in seven games.
Forman replaced John Paxson, who will remain with the Bulls as executive vice president of basketball operations. Forman is in charge of day-to-day basketball decisions, while Paxson will deal mostly with long-term organizational planning and talent evaluation.