The Bulls have granted permission to the Hornets to interview associate head coach Jim Boylen, reports K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune.
Boylen joins a growing list of candidates in Charlotte that includes Jerry Stackhouse, Ettore Messina, David Fizdale, Ime Udoka, David Vanterpool and James Borrego.
A long-time assistant, the 53-year-old Boylen has served as Fred Hoiberg’s top assistant in Chicago since 2015. His coaching career began on Rudy Tomjanovich’s staff in Houston in 1992. Boylen left for the college ranks in 2005 and spent four years as head coach at the University of Utah before returning to the NBA in 2011.
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