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Pistons, Bulls, Hawks Expected To Have Interest In Derrick Jones Jr.

Pistons, Bulls, Hawks Expected To Have Interest In Derrick Jones Jr.

Derrick Jones Jr. is expected to draw interest from the Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks, and Chicago Bulls, sources told Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. The 23-year-old Jones is an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Teams will be interested in Jones due to his age, athleticism, defensive ability, and a belief that he has yet to peak as a player. After playing in every Heat game starting from December 1st, Jones averaged just 6.5 minutes in the playoffs. Jones averaged…

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Bulls Part Ways With Dean Cooper, Nate Loenser, Roy Rogers, Karen Stack Umlauf

Bulls Part Ways With Dean Cooper, Nate Loenser, Roy Rogers, Karen Stack Umlauf

The Chicago Bulls have parted ways with assistant coaches Dean Cooper, Nate Loenser, Roy Rogers and Karen Stack Umlauf. “I would like to thank Dean, Nate, Roy and Karen for their contributions and dedication to our organization. Decisions like these are never easy, and I wish them well in the future,” said Basketball Operations Arturas Karnisovas. “I appreciate the time that I was able to spend with Dean, Nate, Roy and Karen. I really want to thank all of them…

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Billy Donovan Says He Was Drawn To 'What The Bulls Have Meant To The Game Of Basketball'

Billy Donovan Says He Was Drawn To 'What The Bulls Have Meant To The Game Of Basketball'

Billy Donovan said he was excited to take over the Chicago Bulls’ job due to the franchise’s iconic place within basketball. “The history. The organization. What the Bulls have meant to the game of basketball and to basketball worldwide. I mean, it’s an iconic franchise, and certainly to be a part of trying to help build it back up was certainly very, very appealing and exciting, said Donovan, who was introduced on Thursday. Donovan signed a four-year deal worth over…

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Billy Donovan's Contract With Bulls Worth $24M Over Four Seasons

Billy Donovan's Contract With Bulls Worth $24M Over Four Seasons

The Chicago Bulls agreed to hire Billy Donovan this week as head coach. Shams Charania of The Athletic reports Donovan’s deal is worth more than $24 million over four seasons. The Bulls had Fred Hoiberg on a contract worth approximately $5 million per season, while Jim Boylen made just $1.6 million per season. Only $1 million of Boylen’s contract for 20-21 was guaranteed before he was fired, according to reports. Full article @ Billy Donovan’s Contract With Bulls…

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Bulls Hire Vanja Cernivec As International Scout

Bulls Hire Vanja Cernivec As International Scout

The Chicago Bulls have hired Vanja Cernivec as an international scout. Cernivec worked in the NBA’s office in Spain as manager of basketball operations since 2015. Cernivec also played professionally in Slovenia. Full article @ Bulls Hire Vanja Cernivec As International Scout Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap

Bulls Hire Billy Donovan As Head Coach

Bulls Hire Billy Donovan As Head Coach

Billy Donovan has agreed to become the next head coach of the Chicago Bulls. Arturas Karnisovas aggressively pursued Donovan in the aftermath of Donovan’s leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder after five seasons. Karnisovas and GM Marc Eversley believed Donovan was the best coach available. Donovan replaces Jim Boylen as head coach. Full article @ Bulls Hire Billy Donovan As Head Coach Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap

Bulls To Soon Move On To Finalists Stage In Head Coaching Search

Bulls To Soon Move On To Finalists Stage In Head Coaching Search

The Chicago Bulls are expected to narrow the field of head coaching candidates down to the finalists for the next round of interviews. Wes Unseld Jr., Ime Udoaka, Darvin Ham and Kenny Atkinson have had strong interviews with the Bulls so far. Chicago is searching for a replacement for Jim Boylen. Full article @ Bulls To Soon Move On To Finalists Stage In Head Coaching Search Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap

Rival Coaches: Kenny Atkinson 'Has Growing Reputation As Self-Promoter'

Rival Coaches: Kenny Atkinson 'Has Growing Reputation As Self-Promoter'

Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that Kenny Atkinson “has a growing reputation as a bit of a self-promoter” according to “several current and former NBA coaches.” Atkinson is a candidate to become the next head coach of the Chicago Bulls. Cowley adds that “the Bulls just ridded themselves of a guy like that when they fired Jim Boylen last month.” Atkinson spent four seasons with the Brooklyn Nets and was fired in March. Full article @…

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Sixers, Bulls Expected To Have Interest In Billy Donovan

Sixers, Bulls Expected To Have Interest In Billy Donovan

Billy Donovan is expected to command the interest of several teams after mutually parting ways with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Donovan’s name has been floated as a candidate for the vacant Sixers’ job, according to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN added that the Bulls are also expected to have interest in Donovan. The Bulls are currently undergoing the first-round of interviews with several candidates. Full article @ Sixers, Bulls Expected To Have Interest In…

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Bulls Begin Interviewing Candidates For Head Coaching Job

Bulls Begin Interviewing Candidates For Head Coaching Job

The Chicago Bulls have been granted permission to interview several assistant coaches for their head coaching jobs. Darvin Ham, Wes Unseld Jr. and Dan Craig are three candidates still coaching teams in the playoffs. The Bulls have also received permission to interview Jamahl Mosley, Stephen Silas, Ime Udoka and David Vanterpool. Chicago will also interview Kenny Atkinson, Chris Fleming and Roy Rogers. The Bulls went 39-84 during Jim Boylen’s tenure as head coach. Full article @ Bulls Begin…

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