NBA team Chicago Bulls have selected Billy Donovan as their new head coach replacing Jim Boylen. Billy agreed to join the NBA Franchise after the NBA Coach of the Year 2020 left coaching job at another NBA team Oklahoma City Thunder. The details about the contract has not been disclosed yet.
Donovan left Oklahoma on September 9 after his contract expired along with the team's playoff defeat in game 5 against Houston Rockets. He was expected to join the college basketball. However, the Bulls' executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas convinced him to join the team.
Karnisovas announced the hiring of Billy through a statement and wrote:
"We are very pleased to welcome Billy and his family to the Chicago Bulls. The success that he has sustained over the course of his coaching career puts him on a different level. We feel his ability to help his players reach their potential, both individually and collectively, will mesh well with our roster. Whether as a player or as a coach, he has won everywhere his career has taken him, and we hope that will continue here in Chicago."
Dpnovan also thanked the team for signing him releasing a statement and wrote:
"I want to thank Jerry, Michael, Arturas and Marc for the opportunity to coach the Chicago Bulls. I also want to thank them for the time and effort they put into this hiring process. I'm excited to partner with Arturas as we work together on behalf of this historic franchise."
Donovan and his wife, Christine, have four children: Billy, Hasbrouck, Bryan and Connor.