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Report: Nuggets lose GM Arturas Karnisovas to Bulls

Karnisovas was with the franchise since 2013 and worked his way up to the title of General Manager.
Credit: AP
From left to right, Thomas Welsh, one of the Denver Nuggets' two second-round picks in the NBA Draft, joins Josh Kroenke, team president and governor, first-round pick Michael Porter Jr., team general manager Arturas Karnisovas, the other second-round pick, Jarred Vanderbilt and Tim Connelly, the team's president of basketball operations, during a photo opportunity during a news conference to introduce the players to the media Friday, June 22, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

CHICAGO — The Denver Nuggets can't lose any games right now, but they have reportedly lost a key member of their front office. 

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnaroswki, General Manager Arturas Karnisovas will be leaving the franchise to join the Chicago Bulls as the Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations. 

Karnisovas has been with the Nuggets since 2013 and worked his way up to General Manager, a title he was promoted to on June 14, 2017 when the Milwaukee Bucks were actively pursuing his services. 

As Wojnarowski mentioned, the Nuggets still have their top two executives in place with President and Governor Josh Kroenke and President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly guiding the team. 

The NBA is currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it's unclear when or if it will return to complete the 2019-2020 season.

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