Jim Boylen Rumors
Eric Walden: Boylen on Jabari Parker: “He’s out of the rotation right now. He’s working at it and he’s practicing. It’s hard to play 11 or 12 guys. That’s where it’s at. Other guys are out of the rotation, too. Everybody has to keep working on their own, and wait for your opportunity.”
Eric Walden: Boylen, on his reworked deal: “The Bulls have been very gracious to me and very supportive. … They’re fair and honest and direct, and I respond to that well.” And on the struggles of his team: “I’ve been disappointed lately in our defense. That’s what’s gonna hold us through.”
The Chicago Bulls are guaranteeing only $1 million in salary for Jim Boylen’s contract for next season, leaving the franchise financial flexibility should it decide to make a coaching change in the offseason, league sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Malika Andrews.
In the revised deal, Boylen will make $1.6 million next season if the team keeps him as head coach, league sources said. He already was guaranteed nearly that $1 million in his previous contract as associate head coach.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Chicago coach Jim Boylen has $1M of a $1.6M salary guaranteed for the 2019-20 season, league sources tell ESPN. This leaves Bulls flexibility in offseason if franchise wants to conduct a search, or decides to negotiate a more standard NBA coaching contract with Boylen.