Chicago Bulls: Jim Boylen sells condo in the Windy City

Jim Boylen, Chicago Bulls Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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Former Chicago Bulls head coach Jim Boylen selling his condo in the Windy City is another far sign that the rebuild is moving into a new era.

Now former Chicago Bulls head coach Jim Boylen has reportedly (per Chicago Tribune) listed his River North condo for just over half-a-million dollars last month. The condo that Boylen and his wife reportedly owned in Chicago during his two year tenure as head coach of the Bulls was listed back on Sep. 4. That was just a few weeks after the Bulls parted ways with Boylen, happening back on Aug. 14.

Boylen finished up his run as the Bulls head coach (over the course of a little under two seasons) with a record of 22-43 during the shortened 2019-20 regular season, good for 11th place in the Eastern Conference standings. His cumulative record as interim and the full-on Bulls head coach since he took over back in December 2018 for the former head coach Fred Hoiberg sat at 39-84.

The Bulls never really got close to playoff contention while Boylen was at the helm as head coach. He was essentially the bridge between the failed experiment that was the Hoiberg hire, and then the new front office regime bringing aboard former Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan.

Hands down Donovan looks to be the best head coaching hire this Bulls organization made since Tom Thibodeau. And Donovan might wind up being better for the team than Tibs. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens on that front.

However, Donovan was hired by Arturas Karnisovas and Marc Eversley back on Sep. 22. He spent five years as the Thunder head coach, finishing up with a regular season record of 243-157 (.609 winning percentage) and a playoff record of 18-23 (.439 winning percentage).

The Thunder parted ways with the Coach of the Year finalist Donovan after he led them to a five-seed in the playoffs. Donovan and the Thunder were ousted in the first round of the playoffs in a tight seven-game series by the four-seed Houston Rockets.

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All in all, Boylen selling his condo in Chicago is another signal that his-era as head coach with this Bulls rebuild is now in the past. The new front office regime and coaching staff have a real opportunity to make big strides heading into next season for this rebuild.