After the Bulls lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday at home, a fan at the United Center called Boylen a disgrace to the city of Chicago:
A fan to Bulls head coach Jim Boylen: “You are a disgrace to this city.”
(Video via @callmekief/Instagram) pic.twitter.com/qAtc0H57qb
— Daniel Greenberg (@ChiSportUpdates) February 26, 2020
The Bulls, after losing to the Thunder on Tuesday, are 20-39 on the season. They are in the 10th spot in the Eastern Conference standings.
Chicago fans desperately want owner Jerry Reinsdorf to fire John Paxson, Gar Forman and Boylen, but it likely won’t happen. Boylen is Paxson and Forman’s hiring, and he will do anything they ask since he received an undeserved contract extension this past summer.
Boylen had a mutiny on his hands last season and he has already gotten into a little spat with shooting guard Zach LaVine after benching the high-flyer against the Miami Heat. LaVine responded to the benching with 49 points and a game-winning shot versus the Hornets, but it’s pretty clear Zach and Boylen have a ways to go before they are on the same page.
The Bulls were expected to compete for a playoff spot this season. Chicago is only six games out of the eighth seed, but that’s only because the back half of the Eastern Conference is so bad.
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