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#pounditMonday, January 24, 2022

New Bulls coach had team running suicides in practice

Jim Boylen

New Chicago Bulls head coach Jim Boylen is not messing around.

Boylen was named the new head coach of the Bulls on Monday, replacing Fred Hoiberg. It didn’t take long to realize that Boylen plans to run the team a lot differently.

Boylen wants to slow things down on offense, go back to basics, and emphasize transition defense and defensive rebounding. He wants his players in better shape too and has made that clear with conditioning drills at practice.

Boylen had his players running line drills aka “suicides” during a 2.5-hour practice on Wednesday, which came after 96-90 loss to Indiana the night before.

Whether they like it or not, players will have to get used to the changes, because there’s a new coach in charge in Chicago.

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