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Bulls Fire Jim Boylen



The Chicago Bulls have fired head coach Jim Boylen after two seasons at the helm, executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas announced Friday.

Boylen compiled a 39-84 record after taking over as head coach back in December 2018, and his .317 win percentage is the second lowest to Tim Floyd (.205) in Bulls history for a coach with a minimum of 100 games, according to ESPN.

“After doing a comprehensive evaluation and giving the process the time it deserved, I ultimately decided that a fresh approach and evolution in leadership was necessary,” Karnisovas said in a statement.

“This was a very difficult decision, but it is time for our franchise to take that next step as we move in a new direction and era of Chicago Bulls basketball. Jim is a great human being that cares deeply about this organization and the game of basketball. I want to thank him for his professionalism and commitment to the franchise.”

Now the Bulls will be embarking on a coaching search, one that may lead them to a more experienced NBA head coach.

Chicago would be wise to explore the likes of Mark Jackson and Kenny Atkinson, both solid coaches currently available.

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.