Jim Boylen Biography

August 22, 2020
First published on:August 22, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Jim Boylen

Birth Name James Francis Boylen
Birth Place East Grand Rapids, Michigan
Famous Name Jim Boylen
Net Worth $2 million
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession NBA Coach
Currently Married Yes
Married to Christine Boylen
Children Two

James Francis Boylen a.k.a. Jim Boylen is an American professional basketball coach who most recently was the head coach for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Previously, he served as head coach for the University of Utah (2007-2011), leading the team to win the 2009 Mountain West Tournament champion.

East Grand Rapids, Michigan native, Jim Boylen was born on 18th April 1955, under the star sign Aries. The fifty-five years old holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnic background. Listed height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

How Much Is Jim Boylen Net Worth?

A professional since 1987, Jim Boylen has summoned a staggering sum through his career. Most recently, he served as the head coach at Chicago Bulls where his annual salary is $1.6 million. Before, he had the role of assistant coach at various NBA teams. According to the source, the average salary of an assistant coach in the NBA is $0.5 million

Bulls fire Jim Boylen after disappointing run SOURCE: NBC Sports

Moreover, he also served as head coach at the University of Utah where he reportedly had an annual salary of over $500,000.

As of 2020, his net worth is approximately $2 million. In October 2018, he sold his a two-bedroom, 1,525-square-foot condominium unit in a River North loft building for $463,000. Currently, he resides in a two-bedroom, 1,500-square-foot unit right next door, which he bought in October 2017 for $540,000.

Is Jim Boylen Married?

Bulls' former head coach, Boylen is married to wife, Christine Boylen with who he shares two children: Ashlen Clare Boylen and Layla Blue Boylen.

A matter of fact, Boylen is a private person and has always lived his personal life low key. He is nowhere to be found on Instagram but is seems active on Twitter but only to announce his professional stuff. 

Early Years

Born to American parents, Boylen attended the University of Maine, where he was a captain during both his junior and senior seasons. During his senior year, he was named First Team All-North Atlantic Conference honors after averaging 21 points per game. That same season, he finished runner-up in the conference Player of the Year voting to Northeastern's Reggie Lewis. In 1987, he earned a bachelor's degree in business from Maine.


In 1987, Boylen started his coaching career as an assistant under Michigan State head coach Jud Heathcote. From 1992 to 2003, he served as an assistant coach for NBA's Houston Rockets. Further, he had the same roles at Golden State Warrior (2003-2004), Milwaukee Bucks (2004-2005), and Michigan State (2005-2007).

On 27th March 2007, Boylen was appointed the head coach at the University of Utah. After the 4t season, the program fired him.

On 28th June 2013, Boylen was hired as an assistant coach by the San Antonio Spurs for the 2013-2014 season.

On 17th June 2015, he was appointed the associate head coach of the Chicago Bulls. On 3rd December 2018, he was promoted to head coach after Fred Hoiberg was relieved of his duties after a 5–19 start to the 2018–19 season. On 14th August 2020, the Bulls fired Boylen following a 39–84 record in two seasons without a playoff appearance and had the second-worst winning percentage in franchise history (minimum 100 games) behind Tim Floyd.

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