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Jim Boylen installed a time clock so Bulls players could punch in to work every day

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Chicago Bulls head coach Jim Boylen is as old school as they come.

Boylen, who is entering his first full season as the leader of the Bulls, has installed a time clock at the Advocate Center so players can punch in to work every day.

Via Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic:

And three days before the start of this year’s training camp, Boylen brought in another memory of his factory days. He ordered a time clock. He had it painted from green to red and inscribed with “Chicago Bulls” in white letters on the front. On the sides are Bulls logos. It sits on a north wall inside the Advocate Center, just off the training room, steps away from the weight room.

To the right, resting in two small adjacent grey placeholders, are the players’ time cards. Each one is red and white, with the player’s name and his jersey number at the top. The custom-made cards also are adorned with a Bulls logo.

“So when guys come through the doors they punch in now,” Boylen said. “Punching in to work.”

Boylen is trying to lead the Bulls back to the playoffs this season. Chicago won just 22 games last season and hasn’t been to the postseason since 2017.

The Bulls open their 2019-20 season on Wednesday against the Charlotte Hornets. The starters will be Tomas Satoransky, Zach LaVine, Otto Porter, Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr.