Chicago Bulls: Breaking down potential Jim Boylen head coach replacements

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There are two rumored options that the Chicago Bulls could be considering to replace Jim Boylen as the next head coach in town.

At this point of the novel coronavirus pandemic-induced NBA season hiatus, the Chicago Bulls have a number of priorities they’re focusing on to right the ship in the midst of the third year of the rebuild. The Bulls are busier than most other teams right now trying to reshape the picture of their front office.

From the top-down, the Bulls are making moves to reconfigure the organization. They initially made the move to find a new lead executive voice in the front office to replace the former vice president of basketball operations John Paxson. The Bulls would hire former Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas to replace Paxson. Karnisovas’ official title with the Bulls is executive vice president of basketball operations.

And the first significant move that Karnisovas made was to hire former New Orleans Pelicans executive J.J. Polk as an assistant general manager. He would also make a significant hire by adding former Philadelphia 76ers vice president of player personnel Marc Eversley as the Bulls next general manager. Eversley will be replacing Gar Forman in that role.

What should be a top priority for Karnisovas and Eversley once this front office is configured is what to do with head coach Jim Boylen. He has been a topic of much speculation heading into the weekend. According to a report from Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic (paid content), two potential candidates have already emerged that could replace Boylen.

Here’s a deeper look into those two potential candidates that could replace Jim Boylen as head coach of the Chicago Bulls, and who else Karnisovas could consider.