Chicago Bulls president Michael Reinsdorf has been gathering background on potential candidates to take over the franchise's basketball operations, sources confirmed to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The John Paxson-Gar Forman front office leadership structure is unlikely to continue in its current form beyond this season, sources say.
The Chicago Sun-Times was first to report the expected shift in leadership.
Paxson and Forman have presided over the Bulls' front office as a tandem since 2009.
Despite heading into the season with postseason hopes, the Bulls are set to miss the playoffs for the third straight season and the fourth time in five years.