First-rounder Bobby Portis signs deal with Bulls; 2 assistants join staff

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls have signed first-round draft pick Bobby Portis and added Randy Brown and Charlie Henry as assistants to new coach Fred Hoiberg.

They also announced Tuesday they are retaining assistant Mike Wilhelm.

Portis, the No. 22 overall pick, was the SEC player of the year last season atArkansas. A 6-foot-11 forward, he ranked second in the conference in scoring at 17.5 points per game and averaged8.9 rebounds.

Brown, who played on three Bulls championship teams in the 1990s, also spent the past six seasons with the organization. He was assistant general manager from 2013 to '15 after serving as special assistant to the general manager (2010-13) and director of player development (2009-10).

Henry worked the past three seasons under Hoiberg atIowa State.