Bulls’ John Paxson says there has been no ultimatum from ownership regarding rebuild working or else getting fired
The Chicago Bulls have been one of the worst teams in the league for the past couple of years, and although the team is currently on rebuild mode, team vice president Jon Paxson admitted that the ownership is being patient about this whole process.
Paxson: We convinced Jerry and Michael Reinsdorf that a rebuild was the right way to go. Jerry gets frustrated with losing. I do too. But there's been no ultimatum that this rebuild has to work or else.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) April 11, 2019
The Bulls are expected to renew head coach Jim Boylen’s contract and he’s expected to call the shots for the team for a very long time. They will also look to add a promising talent in this June’s draft, where they are expected to land one of the top five picks.
Chicago is expected to build the team around Zach LaVine. The team also has a lot of young prospects, particularly Kris Dunn and Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot.
Adding another talent to that core isn’t going to make them a contender, but a couple of veterans might make them a better squad next season.
The Bulls finished with a 22-60 record this season and the front office believes that there’s nothing else to go but up.
Although the team is far from the 1990s dynasty that they’ve been able to build around Michael Jordan, or that promising squad centered on Derrick Rose, but they can still turn things around. With a couple of smart decisions, they can become a playoff team next year.
However, with an ownership that isn’t in a win-now mentality, things could be a little bit more difficult for Bulls fans.