The Chicago Bulls have fired head coach Jim Boylen, per multiple reports. Arturas Karnisovas claimed he took a very difficult decision, but he “ultimately decided that a fresh approach and evolution in leadership was necessary”, per ESPN’s Eric Woodyard.
Boylen had two seasons remaining in his contract with the franchise. The Bulls went to finish the 2019-2020 with a 22-43 record.
Furthermore, several players, including franchise’s star player Zach LaVine, had many doubts on if Boylen was the appropriate fit to lead the team to the postseason.
“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. This was a very difficult decision,” the President of Basketball Operations said on his decision.