Boylen Gets Raise And Contract Through 2019/20

The Bulls have rewarded coach Jim Boylen with a salary increase and a contract that runs through next season, a source tells Joe Cowley of The Chicago Sun-Times. The report was confirmed by Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).

When Boylen took over last month after the firing of Fred Hoiberg, he originally kept his $800K salary as associate head coach, Cowley adds. The decision was welcomed by management, which is paying former coach Tom Thibodeau $5MM through the end of this season and owes Hoiberg $5MM next season on top of this year’s salary.

But the front office has been pleased with the job Boylen has done so far, which led to the pay hike and the increased job security.

This is the first NBA head coaching job for the long-time assistant, who has a 5-13 record since taking over on December 3. Management reportedly stood behind him in the face of a near-mutiny from players and likes the fact that he is working to restore toughness and discipline that was seemingly lacking under Hoiberg.

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12 thoughts on “Boylen Gets Raise And Contract Through 2019/20

  1. brian_james

    Next they’ll re-sign Robin Lopez so they can continue to run their offense through him. I’m thinking I need to find a new favorite team…

  2. Djones246890

    Why?!?!? Just to keep him thinking he’s doing great, in serving as a terrible coach, that actively needs to be coached, and thus continuing the tank. That’s the only reason I can think of. Once this team gets one of the three tops pick in the draft, this year, they need to dump this guy, because he clearly has absolutely no clue what he’s doing.

  3. ChiSoxCity

    How will this comedy go on. The Bulls can’t even tank right. The entire organization is a joke.

  4. Hawthorne Wingo

    Not sure why you and a few other bloggers are falsely blogging that Joe Cowley first reported it. One blogger types something false, and it’s parroted and spreads like the bubonic plague.

    And so what if he’s extended through next season. The salary is FAR below what an NBA head coach is typically paid, and it’s only guaranteed for $1 million next season.

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