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Bulls interview former Rockets assistant Roy Rogers for assistant coaching job

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The Chicago Bulls are reportedly interested in acquiring former Rockets assistant Roy Rogers to serve under head coach Jim Boylen, according to a report from K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.

Rogers, now 45 years of age, has spent the last three seasons with the Houston Rockets under Mike D’Antoni. He’s also served as an assistant with the Washington Wizards, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics.

Rogers, who parted ways with the Rockets in May, has quite a bit of experience in the NBA as a player. The Vancouver Grizzlies took the 6-10 forward with the 22nd overall pick in the 1996 draft. He later went on to play for the Celtics, Raptors and Nuggets. All in all, Rogers appeared in 137 games between 1996 and 2000, averaging 4.8 points per game.

If Rogers is indeed hired by the Bulls, he would replace Pete Meyers on the bench. Meyers stepped away from the team last week for personal reasons, but he’s reportedly still open to the idea of a return.

Most experts would say that Rogers is a defensive specialist, and they would be right. However, he’s also great with the development of young big men. For the Bulls, who finished the 2018-19 campaign with a 22-60 overall record, he could be the right man for the job.

The Bulls agreed to a contract extension with Boylen last month. Now, with a No. 7 pick in this year’s draft at their disposal, it seems the team is looking to fill out their coaching staff.