Sixers’ assistant Ime Udoka front-runner to become the Chicago Bulls’ next coach

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The Chicago Bulls are trying to build upon a new mentality and reshape their ‘culture’ under the new president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas.

With Jim Boylen being probably out, the Chicago Bulls are reviewing several candidates for the head coach position. One of the latest names that came up is the 76ers assistant coach Ime Udoka, according to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times

A former NBA role player, Udoka was hired as an assistant coach under Greg Popovich in San Antonio in 2012. He remained with the Spurs for 7 years (2012-2019), before going to the Sixers in order to replace Monty Williams, who was named head coach in Phoenix last summer.

Udoka played seven years in the NBA from 2003 to 2011 spending three seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, which was the biggest tenure of his career in one team. Furthermore, he made stops with the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers, and Sacramento Kings.