Chicago Bulls: Latest rumored head coaching favorites to replace Boylen

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Jim Boylen is officially gone. Now, the Chicago Bulls begin their head coaching search.

After the Chicago Bulls fired Fred Hoiberg, they didn’t conduct a true head coaching search when they simply handed the job to then-assistant Jim Boylen. It was never an ideal scenario. The fans and players knew it.

Now, it’s time to start fresh. With the Bulls officially firing Boylen on Friday, there seems to be a weight lifted off the shoulders of the organization. To be frank, I am certain that Bulls fans feel the same exact way.

All one has to do is go check out Bulls Twitter to see how elated the fan base has become over the move by Arturas Karnisovas.

Speaking of Karnisovas, this is now his second big decision as Vice President of Basketball Operations. The first was to bring in Marc Eversley as his general manager. But, now, his second decision feels a little more weighted. This is a big one.

There are reports of the Bulls not being in any hurry to find their next coach, as they do not want to rush this decision. That makes sense, however, they will have competition for some of the candidates available.

The Bulls are one of only two active teams without a head coach. The other is New Orleans, who just dismissed Alvin Gentry of his duties as well.

But, the Brooklyn Nets have yet to make a decision on interim head coach Jacque Vaughn. The Houston Rockets did not reach an extension with Mike D’Antoni, which means he could be out as well.

As for the Bulls, specifically, there are several names linked to them and their head coaching search. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted the majority of key names to watch after the firing of Boylen, but there is one more obvious name to add to that list. Let’s examine all of the latest rumored canddiates to replace Boylen.