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:
|Jeff Van Gundy||6/1|
|Wes Unseld Jr.||7/1|
The NBA playoffs tipped off Monday afternoon. Per Karnišovas in a conference call, the team's search started "immediately" on Friday.