Possible Reasons Behind Inoue's Decision to Serialize Vagabond in Evening

According to Canned Dogs, the Japanese blog Katsujichuudoku has discovered the reason why Takehiko Inoue decied to serialize Vagabond in Kodansha's Evening magazine after his popular basketball manga Slam Dunk ended in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump:

The reason for why he picked to go to Evening was because amongst all the editors that approached him, every one of them told him that he can draw anything he likes on their magazine, however, the editor from Evening was the only person who had a plan on the manga that they wanted Inoue to do in their magazine. The editor asked him to do a manga adaptation of Yoshikawa Eiji's Miyamoto Musashi.