Chicago Bulls: Latest rumored head coaching favorites to replace Boylen

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Chicago Bulls, Darvin Ham
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1. Darvin Ham

The first guy high up on the potential candidates is former player and current Milwaukee Bucks assistant Darvin Ham. Since 2018, Ham has been part of the coaching staff which turned the Bucks into the Eastern Conference powerhouse — having Giannis Antetokounmpo certainly helps, of course.

But, the Bulls snagging a guy from their top Central rival would be an intriguing move, especially considering Ham certainly has plenty of coaching experience. The fact that he’s a former player will allow Ham to relate more to his players, too, which is a positive.

Ham’s playing career spanned from 1996-2008, most of which was spent in the NBA. Back in 2004, he was a reserve for the NBA champion Detroit Pistons. Ham hardly played a major role on any team he played for, but he was one heck of an athlete, which helped him enjoy a long career.

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Back in 1996, Ham won the NCAA Slam Dunk Contest. The following season, after going undrafted out of Texas Tech, Ham competed in the 1997 NBA Slam Dunk Contest as a member of the Denver Nuggets.

Prior to his stint in Milwaukee, Ham also coached for five seasons with the Atlanta Hawks and a couple of seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers.