Bulls: 6 potential replacements worthy of firing Jim Boylen

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Chicago Bulls, Jerry Stackhouse
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Jerry Stackhouse

This was a name I was hoping the Bulls would consider before offering a three-year extension to Jim Boylen. Boylen is not cutting it, but I would love to see the Bulls give Jerry Stackhouse an opportunity in the NBA. Stackhouse has proven himself worthy of that chance as he has been coaching the Vanderbilt Commodores.

Stackhouse was an assistant coach in the NBA for two years prior to taking on the Vanderbilt head coach position. He spent time on both the Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies staffs. He resigned from his Memphis Grizzlies position to move down to the NCAA and coach the Vanderbilt Commodores. He might have made that decision a little prematurely as the Grizzlies moved on from J.B. Bickerstaff. Could Stackhouse have been the next Grizzlies head coach?

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We will never know, but looking what he has done thus far with the Commodores it seems to me that Stackhouse is made to be a coach beyond just the NCAA level. The Commodores are 5-1 on the season and sixth in the SEC. This is impressive for a team that went 0-18 just last season.

Convincing Stackhouse to leave Vanderbilt and come coach in the NBA might be difficult, but I believe it is worth a shot. Stackhouse looks to be a great up-and-coming coach who could be what this franchise needs to turn things around.