One outlet has the Chicago Bulls’ top three coaching candidates in mind to replace Jim Boylen.
The NBA season is set to resume soon enough, but the Chicago Bulls are not one of the 22 teams slated to be involved in the action. Instead, the Bulls are one of the eight teams sitting on the outside looking in.
With a record of 22-43, the Bulls ended their season early sitting eight games out of the final playoff spot in the East. Because the league is returning with a shortened regular season before kicking off the playoffs, Chicago had no mathematical chance of playing their way into the postseason.
So, it is on to the offseason for now. Actually, it’s more like a continuation for the Bulls, who have already made massive changes to the front office. By now, most are familiar with the move which saw the Bulls separate basketball decisions from John Paxson, while also letting go of Gar Forman as general manager.
Good riddance, and about time, right? It is time for a new era in Chicago, and new Vice President Arturas Karnisovas is the man who will lead them. Next up, Karnisovas has his focus on replacing Jim Boylen as head coach.
It is only a matter of time before Boylen is shown the door, and already there are major developments in potential coaching candidates. While some candidates have no interest in the job because of how bad Chicago’s front office has been for so long, there are still some guys out there worth pursuing — and they’d likely take the job.
A recent report by Joe Cowley out of the Chicago Sun Times has three particular coaches in mind for Karnisovas to hire. Two of them are likely in the picture, while one is not quite mentioned as much and might surprise us all.
Who are these three coaches? Let’s dive in and you can let us know which is your favorite.