Report: Jim Boylen’s ‘Detrimental’ Behavior Cited As Reason For Firing

This morning, the Chicago Bulls decided it was time to fire head coach Jim Boylen. Seemingly, Boylen was already on the hot seat since he started as interim head coach in 2019. The young Bulls had issues getting along with Boylen’s style, which has proven to be unfixable.


According to a report from Joe Cowley of The Chicago Sun Times, Boylen’s behavior was a major factor in the decision to replace him. The players distrust of Boylen as their leader also contributed to his exit.

In the past, Boylen had several issues with players including Zach LaVine. But, Bulls General Manager Arturas Karnisovas states the move was solely basketball related. The Bulls finished 39-84 during Boylen’s tenure despite adding several talented players through the draft.

The Bulls will now begin their search for a new head coach to stabilize their young core. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Kenny Atkinson, Denver Nuggets assistant Wes Unseld Jr., Toronto Raptors assistant Adrian Griffin and Milwaukee Bucks assistant Darvin Ham are among potential candidates.

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