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).
OFFICIAL: Boylen relieved as Bulls head coach.
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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.