All of Chicago rejoiced when it was announced today that the Chicago Bulls had moved on from their head coach, Jim Boylen. Boylen took over the reins from Fred Hoiberg during the 2018/19 season and despite optimism that he’d help spark the young players, it seemed like a bad fit from the start.
He butted heads with many of the younger players in the locker room and his “extreme” methods got so bad, some of the players even went to the NBPA for help.
Boylen’s performance on the court may have been even worse as his schemes and gameplan lead to questionable results. This past season, the Bulls ranked just 27th in offensive net rating and 12th in defensive net rating.
Needless to say, it was time for a change. But, now that he’s gone, who will they bring in? With new management and a ton of bright young talent on the roster, now is the time for them to begin building a positive and winning culture. A good coach will be key in successfully implementing that goal.
Among a sea of candidates, here are some that may be the best fit for the Bulls:
While many still aren’t convinced Hammon is ready to lead her own team, she is definitely deserving of a chance to prove it. Besides her seemingly likable personality and the way in which her basketball brilliance is revered, there are a number of reasons why she’d be a great fit in Chicago.
The players like and respect her, she has countless endorsements from her peers, players, and media members, and has been under the wing of Gregg Popovich and his staff, one of the best in NBA history.
Wes Unseld Jr.
The Bulls should prioritize development more than anything right now. Under the right coach, guys like Zach LaVine, Coby White, and Bobby Portis can continue to grow.
Wes Unseld Jr. isn’t exactly the most popular candidate, but he’s revered for his work and experience developing young players and, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Bulls have already started looking his way.