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Jim Boylen, the head coach of the Chicago Bulls, is concerned he may be fired after the hiring of Arturas Karnisovas, per Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Karnisovas, who previously served as general manager for the Denver Nuggets, will be replacing John Paxson in Chicago and will become the vice president of basketball operation of the Bulls.

“A source told the Sun-Times Thursday morning that Boylen is already concerned that he will be ousted, and was hoping to sit down with his new bosses and discuss his year-and-a-half on the job.

Whether Boylen will get that opportunity is obviously yet to be decided, but even his biggest supporters — the Reinsdorfs — won’t be throwing a life preserver his way if Karnisovas wants to go in a different direction,” Cowley reports.