The Chicago Bulls have hired Billy Donovan as their new head coach, and Washington Wizards star shooting guard Bradley Beal likes the move.
Beal, who played for Donovan at the University of Florida, took to social media to react to the news that his former college coach has landed with the Bulls.
— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) September 22, 2020
The Bulls have been a joke since the Jimmy Butler trade on draft night back in 2017. However, the franchise could be on the rise soon with some of the moves they have made.
Chicago finally parted ways with General Manager Gar Forman, replacing him with Marc Eversley. The team also moved John Paxson into a new role as Senior Advisor of Basketball Operations and hired Arturas Karnisovas as the new Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations.
After Karnisovas and Eversley spoke to Bulls players, they fired Jim Boylen as head coach, a move the city of Chicago was practically begging for. Following some proper due diligence around the NBA, the two new execs decided to hire Billy Donovan after the 55-year-old chose not to return to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Now, for any Bulls fans who are thinking that Bradley Beal wants to play for Chicago since Donovan is in the Windy City, don't get your hopes up. The All-Star guard signed a contract extension with the Wizards before the 2019-20 season started and Washington won't be trading Beal this offseason since point guard John Wall will return to the lineup next season.
The former No. 1 overall pick missed the entire 2019-20 campaign recovering from his Achilles tear.