“It took longer than many hoped, but the Chicago Bulls finally fired head coach Jim Boylen on Friday morning.
“New Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas took an especially patient approach to the Boylen decision, leading to rumors that the embattled head coach would stick around for the 2020-21 season.
“There was speculation of ownership meddling and financial concerns after initial reports claimed Karnisovas had full autonomy over basketball decisions.
“The lengthy decision-making process for a 39-84 coach (second-worst winning percentage in franchise history ahead of only Tim Floyd) with plenty of baggage remains odd, but Karnisovas ultimately flexed his power and made the right call to make a change at head coach.”
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