The Jim Boylen era in Chicago can best be described as tumultuous. After assuming the role of head coach in the aftermath of the team’s decision to fire Frank Hoiberg, Boylen has led the team to a 5-13 record while trying to implement a culture in the Windy City that nearly led to an all-out revolt by his players.
Despite all of this, the Bulls brass believes Boylen deserves a chance to coach beyond this year, which is why he wasn’t given the interim tag when he was promoted and was given the chance to coach next season. As it turns out, Chicago didn’t think it was paying him enough, as a report indicated that Boylen got a new contract on Saturday with a pay raise.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN included some more details, saying that his full deal isn’t guaranteed in the event Chicago wants to sit down at the negotiating table in the offseason, either with Boylen or someone else.
Cowley brought word that Boylen was still operating under the associate head coach contract he had while Hoiberg was in town.