Chicago Bulls: 3 reasons Kenny Atkinson would be perfect HC candidate

Kenny Atkinson, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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Lauri Markkanen, Chicago Bulls
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1. Better usage of the players at hand

The Bulls do have some talent left on the roster, despite a poor track record of player usage and development since this rebuild began three years ago. Before they ruin the development of their top pieces of the young core for good (especially with the likes of rookie point guard Coby White), they need to find better direction for the rebuild.

This Bulls rebuild began during the 2017 offseason, when they shipped off star small forward Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves for the return that included power forward Lauri Markkanen, point guard Kris Dunn, and LaVine. Since then, the Bulls haven’t really come close to sniffing a playoff spot.

The Reinsdorfs finally made the move to let go of former vice president of basketball operations John Paxson and general manager Gar Forman around two months ago. They hired former Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas to be the next lead executive. He then hired former Philadelphia 76ers vice president of player personnel Marc Eversley to replace Forman as the next general manager.

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Now that Karnisovas and Eversley are in the driver’s seat in the Bulls front office, they could make the decision to oust Boylen and find a better candidate for the head coaching job. Poor usage of players like Markkanen, center Wendell Carter Jr., forward Thaddeus Young, LaVine, etc. might turn around if they hired a coach like Atkinson.