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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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NBA, NBPA Agree To Voluntary Group Workouts In Campus Settings For Teams Not In Restart

NBA, NBPA Agree To Voluntary Group Workouts In Campus Settings For Teams Not In Restart

The NBA and NBPA have reached agreement for the eight teams not involved in the restart in Orlando to conduct voluntary group workouts while residing in campus settings. There had been discussions about the teams participating in a second bubble with team workouts and scrimmages, but the union had resisted that concept. The Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves and New York Knicks were not invited to participate int he league’s…

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Multiple People Within Bulls Describe Jim Boylen's Tenure As 'Toxic'

Multiple People Within Bulls Describe Jim Boylen's Tenure As 'Toxic'

Jim Boylen was elevated to head coach of the Chicago Bulls in December 2018 to replace Fred Hoiberg and his tenure was immediately controversial. While Hoiberg had a laid back approach, Boylen operated like an old school college coach. The Bulls wanted a coach who would hold players accountable, but Boylen never could accomplish that feat outside of public lashings. Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic writes that Boylen’s “two-year tenure was described by multiple people within the organization as toxic.”…

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