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Bulls’ new front office addresses Jim Boylen’s coaching status

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The Chicago Bulls’ new front office of Arturas Karnisovas and Marc Eversley isn’t in a rush to decide the fate of head coach Jim Boylen, much to the chagrin of the fans in The Windy City.

Both Karnisovas and Eversley are going to use the hiatus to evaluate the players and coaches on the Bulls, including Boylen:

The Bulls have gone 39-84 under Boylen since he took over for Fred Hoiberg during the 2018-19 season. There have been numerous reports that have claimed players on the Bulls don’t enjoy playing for him.

John Paxson and Gar Forman gave Boylen a contract extension before the start of the 2019-20 season. However, Forman is no longer part of the organization, and Paxson has taken a back seat to Karnisovas and Eversley.

So, even though Chicago COO Michael Reinsdorf likes Boylen, if Karnisovas and Eversley want Jimbo gone, he’ll be fired.

Boylen had a mutiny on his hands last season, and he also got into a spat with Zach LaVine this campaign. The high-flyer and Bulls’ leading scorer was benched by Boylen in the first quarter during a game against the Miami Heat. LaVine and Boylen had a meeting the next day to clear the air, and then the shooting guard went out and scored 49 points while hitting 13 3-pointers (including the game-winner) against the Charlotte Hornets.

Bulls fans are waiting for Karnisovas and Eversley to fire Boylen and begin a coaching search. However, it appears they are going to have to wait, as the new duo running the franchise is being patient in all their big decisions.

If the Bulls do wind up moving on from Boylen, guys like Adrian Griffin and Kenny Atkinson will surely be candidates. Philadelphia 76ers assistant Ime Udoka has also been mentioned as a possible option after spending time with Eversley in Philly.