At the start of the 2020-21 regular season, the Chicago Bulls will hopefully have a much more competent head coach in place than Jim Boylen.
The next name up that presents a lot of intrigue to the head coaching search of the Chicago Bulls at this point of the offseason came about when the Oklahoma City Thunder parted ways with now former head coach Billy Donovan after five seasons at the helm. The Thunder parted ways with a Coach of the Year finalist this year after falling short in the first round of the playoffs at the hands of the Houston Rockets.
OKC was the five-seed, taking on the four-seed Rockets, and drove superstar guard James Harden and Houston to a thrilling seven-game series. That Thunder-Rockets series literally came down to the last seconds of Game 7. It just so happened that Harden and the Rockets caught the luck of the draw, and moved onto the second round in the end.
As a result, it looks as if the Thunder are looking to expedite their rebuilding process entering their portion of the offseason. If the Thunder also try and ship veteran star point guard Chris Paul off via the trade block this offseason, then their rebuild process would effectively officially start heading into the 2020-21 season.
However, since the Bulls do have a significant head coach job opening at the moment, they have warranted interest to see what Donovan could bring to the table for them as a potential candidate to hire. Donovan finished off his five seasons with the Thunder with a record of 243-157 (.608 winning percentage) in the regular season, and 18-23 in the playoffs (.439 winning percentage).
Here’s a look into three reasons why it would make a lot of sense for the Bulls to look further into hiring the former Thunder head coach Donovan this offseason.