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Report: Jim Boylen confident he will remain Bulls coach

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Jim Boylen has not inspired much confidence in two seasons as head coach of the Chicago Bulls, but he himself may have all the confidence that he needs.

Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times reported on Thursday that Boylen is staying in contact with his players and conducting business as usual. Cowley also quotes a source who says that Boylen feels that the job is still his.

The Bulls are currently undergoing some massive organizational changes, as longtime GM Gar Forman was recently fired and vice president John Paxson was reassigned. In their place, the team hired Denver Nuggets GM Arturas Karnisovas to oversee basketball operations. They are also now conducting interviews for a new GM.

Boylen, meanwhile, has gone 39-84 (.317) as Chicago’s coach. It has been a tenure characterized by friction at best and incompetence at worst, as Boylen’s old-school tendencies have created a rift with some of his young superstars.

While the 55-year-old may be confident, it is hard to imagine that Boylen’s job is safe by any means as the Bulls continue to evaluate their future direction.


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