Chicago Bulls: Breaking down potential Jim Boylen head coach replacements

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Other names to watch

There is a decent market right now for any NBA team that could have a head coaching vacancy at this point in time. The Bulls could have a solid market available among assistants, current free agents, and college coaches. Here’s a look at a few that are worth consideration.

Dave Joerger, Former Sacramento Kings head coach

For a long while now, my personal favorite to get the head coaching job if the Bulls were to finally conduct a full on search to replace Boylen is the former Kings head coach Dave Joerger. Unsuspectingly, the Kings fired Joerger in favor of former Lakers head coach Luke Walton last offseason. Joerger took the Kings to much better heights than Walton has thus far.

Jay Wright, Villanova Wildcats head coach

The top option from the collegiate ranks if the Bulls were to turn their, among a number of other NBA teams, would be Villanova Wildcats head coach Jay Wright. The two-time National Champion, six-time Big East Coach of the Year, and two-time Naismith Coach of the Year is about as accomplished as it gets of late from the college basketball ranks.

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Kenny Atkinson, Former Brooklyn Nets head coach

This is going to be a very common favorite among the masses to be the next Bulls head coach if Boylen is to be replaced. Former Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson, just like Joerger last year, was one of the more unsuspecting firings of the 2019-20 season. It shouldn’t be all that long before his finds another job elsewhere.