With the arrival of the new President of Basketball Operations Arturas Karnisovas and General Manager Marc Everseley, changes were expected to come to the Chicago Bulls. One of the main speculations was the future of the head coach Jim Boylen, who was on the hot seat. Boylen did not have the best of relationship with the team’s star Zach LaVine and some other players were not satisfied with their coach either.
However, it seems like Boylen’s position is safer than originally thought. Moreover, the Bulls players are reportedly concerned that the new front office is not listening to them. This would contradict the new front office’s statements that the players will be the foundation of the new Bulls.
“As one Bulls player told the Sun-Times on Wednesday, however, the growing concern is no current player is really being listened to. LaVine, several veterans, a seemingly disgruntled rookie, no one. For a new-look front office that came out on Day 1 and said they would build a foundation on being “players first,” it’s now starting to feel like they’re not even in the top three.”
After missing the playoffs for the third season in a row, Chicago’s management will have to put in serious work to bring the team back among the top teams in the league.