The Bulls seem prepared to make a commitment to Jim Boylen.
According to The Athletic, Chicago has agreed to adjust its new head coach’s contract, granting him a salary increase for the final two years of his deal.
Sources: Chicago Bulls head coach Jim Boylen has agreed to a new deal with the franchise, increasing the salary on the remaining two seasons of his contract (this year and 2019-20).
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 13, 2019
There initially were reports of unrest among Bulls players when Boylen took control of the team after the firing of Fred Hoiberg. But those stories have died down in recent weeks.
Chicago fired Hoiberg after he led the team to a 5-19 start. The Bulls are 5-13 with Boylen as the head coach.
The Bulls are now 10-32 and sit 13th in the Eastern Conference. Chicago will take on the Jazz on Saturday at 10 p.m. ET in Utah.