Chicago Bulls News: Team interested in 3 playoff coaching candidates

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An official coaching search has ramped up for the Chicago Bulls, as they have been granted permission to speak with three key candidates.

With the 2020 NBA Playoffs in full swing, the Chicago Bulls are officially taking action with their head coaching search. Replacing Jim Boylen with just about anyone at this point seems like a victory. However, there are so many qualified candidates fans should start looking into.

Today’s NBA has been primarily dominated by multi-super star teams which has been a theme for over a decade now. Ever since the Boston Celtics’ “Big 3” teamed up and won it all, that’s been a commonality amongst contenders.

However, last year’s Toronto Raptors proved it was possible to win it all without three elite players in the starting lineup. Is the 2003 Detroit Pistons mold making a return? Realize it or not, there are some incredible teams out there and still alive in this year’s playoffs.

Some of those teams also have assistant coaches whom are ready to take the jump into head coaching — and the Bulls know it.

Monday of this week, the Bulls obtained permission to speak with a multitude of coaching candidates as the search heats up. Those candidates include Jamahl Mosely and Stephen Silas of the Dallas Mavericks, Ime Udoka of the Philadelphia 76ers and David Vanterpool of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Three of those four have a common theme — they were members of the 2020 playoffs.

In addition to those candidates, the Bulls also requested and received permission to interview three additional key names. Like three of the previous coaches, the following trio are also a member of playoffs teams. The difference is, these three are still alive and fighting for a championship.

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