Jim Boylen, former head coach of the Chicago Bulls, is being talked about again because of a just-published article about him.
In a candid interview, Boylen spoke about his time leading the Bulls, who were one of the most troubled teams in the NBA at the time.
As we all know, that is no longer the case and the Bulls now have a very good chance of ending the season as the number one seed in the East.
His comments about his time with the Bulls cast a lot of the blame on Chicago’s front office and the roster itself.
Jim Boylen said there were things he did while coach of the Bulls that he would change if he had the chance, @joevardon writes.
“Without going into detail, he cited the roster and ‘dysfunction’ in the front office.”
— The Athletic NBA (@TheAthleticNBA) March 2, 2022
Boylen’s words have struck a chord with NBA fans throughout the internet.
Unfortunately for Boylen, most of the reaction to his interview is not very kind and is only reminding people of how bad the Bulls were under his guidance.
Bulls Under Boylen
Chicago fans came out in force when Boylen’s interview surfaced.
Most of them were unhappy to see him again, having put that era of the team behind them.
Who asked for a Jim Boylen article?
— Nobody Coming To See You Otis (@CNN_90) March 2, 2022
Indeed, most people who love the Bulls look back at the Boylen period as a dark, dark time in the team’s history.
Under Boylen, the team consistently failed and never came close to making it far in the playoffs.
Even back then, fans were upset with the style that Boylen employed and that he didn’t foster a positive environment with his young roster.
For those reasons, some people feel like he should never be welcomed back into the NBA.
Jim Boylen should never have the chance to coach in the NBA again https://t.co/aaBZWVOzpD
— BC (@B_Craw4D) March 2, 2022
Many others pointed out that Boylen seemed to ignore one key feature that held the team back: himself.
Jim Boylen trying to find who was causing “dysfunction” in the organization pic.twitter.com/76q6TINM3m
— Andrew (@Gucci_Gotch) March 2, 2022
Considering the talent on the team when he was coach, there are quite a few people who feel that the biggest issue handicapping the team was none other than the coach.
One thing all Chicago fans can agree on is that things are looking much better now than they were under Boylen.