Chicago Bulls: 3 players who should be ripping Jim Boylen

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There’s a lot of valid gripes that the Chicago Bulls players could have with head coach Jim Boylen, especially from these three.

The chaos ensuing around Chicago Bulls head coach Jim Boylen continued this week. Amid all the recent front office changes for the Bulls, their often-criticized head coach Boylen continued to come under fire and scrutiny by the fan base of late.

And apparently the controversial thoughts regarding Boylen’s job status aren’t just coming from the fan base at the moment. According to a report from Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times, multiple players have scrutinized Boylen to the new front office staff too. This report is part of a wave of momentum that is casting a large shadow of doubt as to Boylen’s hot seat moving forward.

Here’s what that piece from the Sun-Times had to say regarding this Boylen situation.

"However, things might be staying vague for a reason. The Sun-Times has learned that the Reinsdorfs, as well as former vice president of basketball operations John Paxson — now a senior advisor — would like Boylen to stay and have told him so. Meanwhile, according to a source, Arturas Karni-sovas, the Bulls’ new head of basketball operations, and new general manager Marc Eversley have already had detailed discussions with players and retained front-office personnel — and are getting enough mixed feedback about the last year that they’re said to be leaning toward starting fresh with a new coach once the NBA decides how to resolve this season. Barely a month on the job, Karnisovas walks a fine line between pleasing the Reinsdorfs and reminding them that this new front office was hired with the promise of full autonomy and trust on basketball-related decisions. The arguments for keeping Boylen are that he cares about the organization, that several players have spoken very favorably about him and that he carried out what the previous front office wanted this season, even with a mostly injured roster."

It’s clear that the fan base almost unanimously would rather conduct an actual full coaching search than just turn a blind eye and keep Boylen around for another season at least. But the fact that the players are starting to turn on Boylen to the new front office too (at least per this report), doesn’t bode well for his head coaching position moving forward.

The players have a valid argument here too.

Here’s a deeper look into the three Chicago Bulls players that have the right to rip Boylen to the new front office staff given how the current season was going.