NBA fans begged the Chicago Bulls minutes after the team announced it had relieved Jim Boylen from his duties as head coach after nearly two years to hire a former NBA point guard and coach.
The Bulls hired Boylen as head coach in December 2018, but after missing the playoffs for two seasons in a row, the team decided to head in a different direction.
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“After doing a full assessment and giving the process the time it deserved, I ultimately decided it needed a new approach and evolving leadership,” said Arturas Karnisovas, president of Bulls̵
There are several former NBA coaches out there, but fans urged Chicago to give ESPN’s NBA analyst and former Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson a call.
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Jackson has not been in coaching since 2014. He was fired from the Warriors after playing 51-31 with them. The Warriors would eventually hire Steve Kerr, break the record for most wins in a season, and win three championships.
He’s still a hot asset among free agent coaches, even though the analyst gig was good for him. Jackson colleague Jeff Van Gundy has also been rumored to appear on the Brooklyn Nets.
Jackson told reporters in July he would want to make another attempt at coaching.
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“I’m really looking forward to having the opportunity to train again. I had a great time at the Golden State, built incredible relationships that will last a lifetime, and I look forward to the challenge of training again, ”he said, according to the New York Post.