The Chicago Bulls have relieved Jim Boylen of his head coaching duties, the team announced on Friday. Boylen took over as head coach of the franchise in the middle of the 2018-19 season, after Fred Hoiberg was fired. Since taking over, Boylen has posted a 39-84 record in a season and a half with the team. Boylen’s firing has been building for awhile now, as Chicago has made several moves within its front office over the past few months to better position the franchise for the future.
Newly-hired vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas will begin a search for a new head coach immediately, per Wojnarowski. Among those to be considered for the position, are Nuggets assistant Wes Unseld Jr., former Brooklyn Nets coach Kenny Atkinson, Raptors assistant Adrian Griffin and Bucks assistant Darvin Ham.
The Chicago Bulls have fired Jim Boylen.
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Breaking: The Chicago Bulls have fired coach Jim Boylen after two seasons, EVP of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas announced Friday. pic.twitter.com/3rZSYClSho
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