After a humiliating 56-point loss Saturday to the Celtics, there were player and team meetings Sunday. But Boylen is confident in his ability.
In the worst loss in franchise history, Boylen pulled the entire starting unit out twice, calling the showing “embarrassing.”
In 2016-17, Hoiberg did right by his players, who requested that Forman no longer be around, but that started the schism between the two.
Thanks to a last-second shot by Lauri Markkanen, the Bulls ended a seven-game skid and allowed Boylen to enjoy his first victory as their coach.
The hope for Zach LaVine and Co. is that Boylen does start pulling back the reins a bit, but they understand that he is trying to make his mark.
The Bulls have insisted several times that Dunn is their guy, but this past summer they checked out Trae Young and Collin Sexton.
After holding the Pacers to just 96 points, Boylen called it an “old school, Central Division game,” but do the numbers say the Bulls are in trouble?
Boylen unveiled his new-look offense and defense on Tuesday, and the days of Fred Hoiberg and space-and-pace are definitely gone.
One day after the Bulls fired coach Fred Hoiberg, assistant coach Randy Brown resigned, the team announced Tuesday.
Lauri Markkanen didn’t exactly do Hoiberg any favors in one of his answers, but overall the players were supportive of the former coach.
Boylen had some tough questions to answer Monday about his friendship with Fred Hoiberg and at the same time wanting a head coaching job long-term.
Explaining that the Bulls were a team that had lost its “spirit,” VP of basketball John Paxson spoke about firing Hoiberg on Monday.
On the same day that Fred Hoiberg was fired, the guy that was instrumental in bringing Hoiberg to the Bulls – Gar Forman – was safe and quiet.
Fred Hoiberg will be replaced by associate head coach Jim Boylen, who joined the Bulls in June 2015.
With the return of Lauri Markkanen and Bobby Portis and Kris Dunn getting closer, Hoiberg could see his fate decided by February.