kodo wrote:MikeDC wrote:At this point, these guys are all basically squandering time. They could be working, could be building and moving forward, but they’re screwing around with guys who shouldn’t even be here.
Do we have a Boylen replacement with any kind of proven track record? Because Udoka and Griffin, the guys most likely to replace Boylen, don't have any better resumes than Boylen did when we hired him. Boylen's was actually better since he actually led the Spurs defense to a title.
I'm not feeling the sense of urgency because there is no logical reason to believe Boylen's replacement will be any better than Boylen or Hoiberg or VDN or any of the other Bulls gambles on untested first time HC's. It's not just a Chicago thing either, Dave Fizdale had an excellent reputation around the league as associate Head Coach of the Miami Heat. He was considered as sure fire a quality HC candidate as you can get and had direct support from Lebron. He ended up being a disaster.
We're just going to be gambling again with the HC position, and even if it's a great potential new HC hire, he'll go through rookie hell. Even Pops and Brad Stevens had horrible first seasons.
Things aren't going to be turning around soon in Chicago even if AK is a genius.
Very true it is a long road. Boylen doesn’t seem to be one of those guys though that is going to successfully get the arrow pointing up (which skiles and Collins are) even though he shares some traits with those A-B coaches. VDN actually wasn’t as terrible as he is made out to be. Regardless of that side point there is no major urgency to make a move right now. There may be a really good reason that has nothing to do with keeping Boylen on as coach as to why they haven’t moved on. I don’t realistically see Jimbo hanging around, he was truly ever only a stop gap. There may be a candidate that hasn’t been mentioned that is in the bubble right now and you can’t talk about. It makes no difference if the Bulls are sitting on their hands unless it was Thibodeau they wanted which we know is an impossibility the way things ended... so might as well wait and see.