Bulls give Jim Boylen raise through next year

They considered boycotting a practice after back-to-back games and were insulted when he subbed out an entire lineup at once.

The Bulls have gone 5-13 under Boylen since Hoiberg was sacked December 3rd.

Boylen, who was elevated from associate head coach on December 3 following the firing of Fred Hoiberg, negotiated the deal himself with the organization, sources said.

According to a report from Joe Cowley, the Bulls have bumped up Jim Boylen's pay, and plan to keep him on as head coach through at least the 2019-20 season.

Boylen had been the team's associate head coach until December 3, when he was elevated to the top spot after Fred Hoiberg was sacked.

A gesture that the front office appreciated since they would be paying the remainder of Hoiberg's $5 million through 2018-19, as well as another $5 million they owed Hoiberg for next season.

The Bulls now sit tied with the New York Knicks for the second-worst record in the East and third-worst overall. The Bulls, having lost six straight before Saturday night's 110-102 loss at Utah and fresh off a 37-point blowout at Golden State, were perceived to be rewarding the captain of a steadily sinking ship.

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