Chicago Bulls: Jim Boylen is the worst coach in team history

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Chicago Bulls coach Jim Boylen is easily the worst coach in the NBA. But let’s take a look back through time to find out why Boylen is the worst coach in the history of this team.

When the NBA All-Star Game came to Chicago last a couple weeks back, there were no Chicago Bulls players on either roster. It was one of the most intense All-Star Games in recent memory, but there was no superstar on the court to represent the Bulls.

It was nice to see Chicago as the setting for the NBA’s biggest weekend and to see all the celebrities that came to the city to be a part of things. It stings for Bulls fans that their hometown team was an afterthought all weekend.

The Bulls haven’t been good for several years. Their recent history has been particularly bad as they tried to tank and failed. They now exist in a weird state of basketball limbo where they hope to gain relevance by somehow sneaking into the bottom spot of the NBA Playoffs.

The team was supposed to start turning things around this season. Although it wasn’t a popular choice with the players, Head Coach Jim Boylen was going to start this season still leading this team and hoping to inspire them to take that next step.

That obviously hasn’t happened as the team sits at 20-39 currently. After a disappointing loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, the Bulls aren’t in playoff contention and also are unlikely to have a high draft pick.

Still stuck in that basketball purgatory, it’s unclear what the Bulls will do this offseason.

There were reports that the team intends to shift the responsibilities of front-office executives John Paxson and Gar Forman. Boylen has made missteps in his short Bulls career, but he doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.

Let’s take a minute to go over the reasons why Boylen is the worst coach in Bulls history while looking back at some other Bulls coaches that challenge him for the title.