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Bulls coaching search odds: Who's favored to replace Boylen?

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USA Today

In a decision that cemented his autonomy and the direction of the franchise, Artūras Karnišovas pulled the plug on Jim Boylen's tenure as coach of the Bulls on Friday.

While Karnišovas has volleyed questions regarding a timeline for finding Boylen's replacement, fans, media and oddsmakers have no such patience. Just after the news of Boylen's termination hit, we broke down five initial candidates to fill his seat.

And over the weekend, a prominent sportsbook released odds for the Bulls' next full-time head coach.

Some names are familiar. Some might surprise. Take a look:

Name Odds
Ime Udoka 5/2
Adrian Griffin 3/1
Kenny Atkinson 7/2
Tyronn Lue 4/1
Jeff Van Gundy 6/1
Jason Kidd 7/1
Wes Unseld Jr. 7/1
Darvin Ham 8/1
Mark Jackson 9/1
Becky Hammon 10/1
Scottie Pippen 33/1
Michael Jordan 66/1
Phil Jackson 100/1

The NBA playoffs tipped off Monday afternoon. Per Karnišovas in a conference call, the team's search started "immediately" on Friday.