3. Front office and coaching staff
By far the biggest problem area for the Chicago Bulls where the blame should be placed this season is the head coach and front office. Vice president of basketball operations John Paxson and general manager Gar Forman just shouldn’t be holding a position in the Bulls front office come this summer.
The Bulls will continue to have so called “culture problems” as long as GarPax is hanging around as an employee of this organization. Enacting a true culture change is not going to happen until the Bulls get rid of every trace of the dysfunction that currently sits in their front office. That list includes Paxson, Forman, Doug Collins, and any other problem areas of the scouting department and medical staff.
This franchise might need a face lift more so than any other of the traditional storied big market franchises in the NBA (maybe barring the lowly New York Knicks). They were the butt of all jokes during All-Star Weekend, which was a shame since it was hosted in Chicago. But that might have put enough pressure on the ownership to finally shake things up.
Head coach Jim Boylen keeps making a fool of himself and this Bulls franchise. There might not be a single big name star that would choose to come to the Windy City at this point. Boylen also seems to fully insist that he will run “boot camp” like practices for the remainder of the regular season.
The goofy antics of Boylen combined with the poor results against any sort of good opposition shows why he shouldn’t be the head coach of the Bulls next season.