Chicago Bulls: 3 reasons Jim Boylen could stick around

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Most Chicago Bulls fans would agree that Jim Boylen needs to go, but when will the decision come?

It is safe to say that Chicago Bulls head coach Jim Boylen doesn’t have an extensive, secure future with the organization. After the team replaced both John Paxson and Gar Forman in the same offseason, it’s pretty well-known that Boylen is the next guy to go.

Or, is he?

A recent report saw Boylen talk about his relationship with the Bulls’ new brass, Arturas Karnisvoas and Marc Eversley. Oddly enough, Boylen said things were going well between them all and was pleased with how their relationship has begun.

This is coming from the head coach who clearly doesn’t have the respect and faith from his players, and let’s not even get started on how the fans feel. The guy might be the worst coach in all of basketball and he’s talking about how great things are going with the new front office.

So, what on earth is going on with Boylen and the Bulls? The guy actually seems to believe he’s staying put. For some odd reason, Boylen doesn’t appear worried about his future in Chicago. Meanwhile, pretty much the entire outside world sees things differently. How could he possibly think he’s sticking around?

There are a few answers to that question, but first of all, let me clarify one specific and necessary detail: He’s not going to stay any longer than the summer of 2021. If he stays, he stays for this upcoming season and that’s it.

But, why? Why not just rip the bandaid off and move on? That’s the million dollar question, and I try to make sense of it with three fairly logical reasons.