Chicago Bulls head coach Jim Boylen has been fired by Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Arturs Karnisovas on Friday per reports.
Jim Boylen was named head coach of the Bulls on December 3, 2018. This coming after he spent 2.5 years as the associate head coach. During his time as the helm, he held a record of 39-84 (.317). Chicago missed the playoffs in each of his two full seasons.
Karnisovas commented on the difficult decision, saying:
“After doing a comprehensive evaluation and giving the process the time it deserved, I ultimately decided that a fresh approach and evolution in leadership was necessary. This was a very difficult decision, but it is time for our franchise to take that next step as we move in a new direction and era of Chicago Bulls basketball. Jim is a great human being that cares deeply about this organization and the game of basketball. I want to thank him for his professionalism and commitment to the franchise.”
Per the team, a search for a new Chicago Bulls head coach will begin immediately.