Chicago Bulls: 3 best HC candidates post-Arturas Karnisovas hire

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A Chicago Bulls front office that is finally willing to conduct a very-much anticipated full head coaching search would be a much-needed sight.

Head coach Jim Boylen and the Chicago Bulls were in cahoots to keep this team as one of the worst in the NBA this season. Boylen undeservingly received a three-year contract extension last offseason. Although he didn’t get much of a chance to make an immediate impact after the firing of former head coach Fred Hoiberg, Boylen wasn’t a success this time around.

The Bulls held a record of 22-43 entering the novel coronavirus pandemic-induced NBA hiatus back on March 11. That helped Boylen accumulate a total record of 39-84 in around a season and a half at the helm in Chicago. He didn’t get the Bulls anywhere close to the playoff picture, though, in the last two months before the NBA hiatus.

There was a big change that the Bulls finally made from the top-down, though, that gives hope that more shakeups will be on the way. The Bulls hired former Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas as the executive vice president of basketball operations, which should oust John Paxson from his current role. General manager Gar Forman shouldn’t hold a significant position with this organization for much longer either.

The next changes on the way for the Bulls could come with the coaching staff and roster construction. This leaves the burning question of what is to happen with Boylen in the near future.

Here’s a look into three of the best head coaching candidates available for the Chicago Bulls if Arturas Karnisovas decides to oust Jim Boylen this year.