If his seat is heating up heading into the impending offseason, Chicago Bulls head coach Jim Boylen could be replaced by these three possible candidates.
The whispers are already matriculating around the Chicago Bulls that head coach Jim Boylen could be feeling the heat soon. Given that the Bulls are changing so much with their front office, it’s hard to know exactly where they are looking for the direction of the coaching staff. The Bulls did hire former Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas to replace John Paxson as the lead executive. And Karnisovas hired Marc Eversley to replace Gar Forman as general manager.
There’s an obvious fact that when a franchise in the midst of a struggling three-year rebuild gets a new front office regime in place that the head coach could be feeling the pressure on their job security. And while there’s no concrete evidence yet that the Bulls new front office regime is dead set on conducting a full on coaching search, this topic is top of mind for the fan base. It is well known that Boylen is extraordinarily unpopular with Bulls fans.
The best that we can come up with at the moment for what the new Bulls front office personnel are thinking about in terms of the head coaching situation is a report that published late last week from Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times. This piece described that Eversley could be “leaning toward” replacing Boylen this coming offseason. That would at least give much of the fan base what they desired since last offseason.
Boylen was Paxson’s guy it seemed and now that he is in a repositioned role with less power as a senior advisor, his voice won’t matter as much in this discussion. That clearly doesn’t bode well for Boylen.
With all of this in mind, here’s a look at some early appealing candidates for the Bulls to consider if they do conduct a new coaching search.