Boylen fallout: Bulls assistants Chris Fleming, Roy Rogers to stay aboard for now


For the time being, it appears Bulls assistant coaches Chris Fleming and Roy Rogers will remain in place with the team in the wake of Jim Boylen’s firing.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the news, where he added they’ll “continue working with players at (the) team facility.” Fleming and Rogers were hired last offseason as part of a Boylen-constructed staff, and are exiting the first of respective three-year contracts.

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Though excluded from the NBA restart, select members of the Bulls have been in and out of Chicago for voluntary, individual workouts. 

Fleming came aboard after a three-year stint (2016-2019) as an assistant coach with the Brooklyn Nets. There, he worked under Kenny Atkinson, whom NBC Sports Chicago has reported is an initial candidate in the Bulls' impending coaching search. Before that, Fleming was an assistant with the Denver Nuggets for the 2015-16 season, Arturas Karnisovas’ third year as assistant general manager with the organization.

The status of assistants on staff, though, could always change as the Bulls’ coaching search develops, especially if the team hires an outside candidate that wants to bring in his or her own unit.

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