Arturas Karnisovas took the VicePresident job at Chicago in order to improve the team. Now, he has made his first big contribution to the organization, as Head Coach Jim Boylen has been fired.
Bulls have fired coach Jim Boylen— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 14, 2020
Adrian Wojnarowski from ESPN reported the Bulls will look into his replacement, but among the candidates are Denver assistant Wes Unseld, Jr., former Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson, Toronto assistant Adrian Griffin, and Bucks assistant Darvin Ham.
Boylen first came to Chicago as an associate head coach during the 2015-16 season and was named the team's 23rd head coach at the end of 2018. During his time at the helm of the Bulls, he compiled an overall record of 39-84 (.317).
Chicago was 22-43 this season before the league suspension and hasn't won a playoff series since 2015.
"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," Arturas Karnisovas said about the decision.
Multiple reports said that the players and Boylen didn't have a good relationship, specially team's star, Zach LaVine. A Bulls source stated there was also behavior displayed by Boylen that was considered "detrimental to the organization."