The Bulls need a new head coach, but have no reason to rush the decision. Here’s the Chicago Sun-Times reporting:
Arturas Karnisovas’ timeline remains very much his own… The firing of former head coach Jim Boylen last week hasn’t swayed that, and now landing the No. 4 overall pick in the upcoming October NBA Draft hasn’t changed it.
Karnisovas reiterated that on Thursday.
“Timeline, I said we’re not going to have a timeline,’’ Karnisovas said, when asked about the early stages of the coaching search. “We started already the search but we haven’t interviewed anybody. So that’s where we’re at.’’ …
The Bulls are entering a crossroads of this current rebuild. That means making personnel decisions on Zach LaVine long-term, as well as finding out exactly what they have in the likes of Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr.
The Bulls finished this season with a 22-43 record, just 11th best in the Eastern conference. They have plenty of young talent but it’s tough to make a firm prediction that the squad as a whole is definitely ready to make a leap up the standings next season. Which is why this coaching search is so extremely important.