Jim Boylen Rumors
Wade added a free throw with a second to play following the second technical foul of the night on a furious DeMarcus Cousins, who thought he was fouled on a 3-point attempt. Cousins was ejected after picking up his 16th technical of the season, a total that triggers an automatic one-game suspension. Just after the third quarter ended, a minor fracas broke out that involved Cousins, teammate Matt Barnes, Bulls assistant head coach Jim Boylen and Chicago forward Taj Gibson. Cousins shoved Boylen’s arm away as tempers flared, and all three players were given technicals.
Because of a vociferous postgame exchange with an assistant coach, the Chicago Bulls suspended guard Rajon Rondo for Monday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers, league sources told The Vertical. The confrontation in the aftermath of Saturday night’s loss to the Dallas Mavericks, directed primarily at top assistant coach Jim Boylen, led to the organizational suspension for “conduct detrimental to the team.” Rondo apologized to the coaching staff and his teammates on Sunday, and as one source said, “took responsibility for it.”
Ken Berger: Another name emerging as a possible replacement for Vogel in Indiana, according to league sources: Bulls associate head coach Jim Boylen. Boylen was a Pacers assistant from 2011-13 before spending two seasons with the Spurs and then joining Fred Hoiberg in Chicago.