Chicago Bulls relieved Jim Boylen of his Position as Head Coach

August 16, 2020 by Jack Ol

Chicago Bulls have fired head coach Jim Boylen on Friday after two seasons. New Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas released a statement and announced the decision of the NBA franchise to relieve Boylen of his duties.

Jim Boylen took the position on December 2018 and had a record 39-84 with the team not reaching the playoff. He also had the second-lowest win percentage in Bulls history in a minimum of 100 games with 0.317 only behind  Tim Floyd (.205).

Arturas Karisovas said:

"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 his official 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."

Boylen was with Bulls since 2015 after first joining as the associate head coach. A formal coaching search will begin immediately.