Chicago Bulls: 3 things the team desperately needs this offseason

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2. Get a head coach that can properly groom a star

This might be the biggest task remaining before the Bulls offseason officially begins in the minds of most fans in the Windy City. Current Bulls head coach Jim Boylen likely shouldn’t be given another chance since Paxson is no longer in the most significant role of power in the front office.

Boylen led the Bulls to a record of 39-84 in his two years as either interim or full head coach of the team. He led the Bulls to a record of 22-43 through the first 65 games of the 2019-20 regular season, prior to the novel coronavirus pandemic-induced hiatus from back in mid-March.

Moreover, some of the Bulls players with the brightest futures and highest ceilings like Markkanen, shooting guard Zach LaVine, and rookie former North Carolina Tar Heels point guard Coby White, aren’t in the greatest situation under this current head coach. White did get in a good grove prior to the hiatus and LaVine was nearly a first-time All-Star.

Building around LaVine doesn’t make the most sense unless he has a true star-to-superstar level breakthrough starting next season. He’s better cast as a secondary scorer or third option on a title-caliber contending team. White still has a chance to be a budding star in the NBA, but it’s too early to tell.

What we do know is the weird tactics that Boylen instills makes it so that it’s really difficult for the Bulls top players to be satisfied with where their at and their path to developing into a potential star in the NBA in this day and age.