Rumor: Bill Self to coach Bulls next season

Rumor: Bill Self to coach Bulls next season

On Friday’s episode of The Daily Line Podcast with Tim Murray, sports handicapper Brandon Lang dropped a bombshell, stating that he had on good authority, who would be the next head coach of the Bulls.

The biggest rumor mill that I found out today from a very reliable source, [is] that Bill Self will be leaving Kansas at the end of the year to become the head coach of the Chicago Bulls.

-Brandon Lang 

After 14 straight Big 12 Championships, Lang stated that Self will be ready to finally walk away from the Kansas job and test the NBA waters.

The Jayhawks struggled with tons of injuries and eligibility issues this year, including senior Lagerald Vick, who has been away from the team and back home in Memphis while on “indefinite leave”.

In terms of the Vick matter, Self has stated that Vick will be back “Whenever he gets his stuff handled, we’ll welcome him back”.

And though Self has deftly navigated all the hurdles that has come at KU this season, it still wasn’t enough to overcome the rest of the very strong and deep conference. Kansas’ 14-year Big 12 title streak was ended after a blowout loss to the Oklahoma Sooners. That loss again highlighted the depth issues on the team and the lack of development from freshman guard Quentin Grimes.

The Bulls current head coach, Jim Boylen, is under contract through the 2019-20 season. He also received a raise to a salary more in line with NBA head coaches in early January, after acting as head coach while still working on an associate head coach deal.

Bulls Talk Podcast: Why Ja Morant would be a perfect fit


Bulls Talk Podcast: Why Ja Morant would be a perfect fit

On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill, and Kelly Crull react to the Bulls loss to the Jazz and the mounting injuries.

0:45 Kelly on making the transition to covering the Cubs

1:20 On Bulls limping to the finish line

2:35 On Paxson addressing the media before the Jazz game

4:15 Kendall on Chandler Hutchison

6:20 On Wendell Carter Jr and his leadership and expectations for next season

8:40 Kendall on next season, and his conversation with Robin Lopez

12:40 Kendall makes an analogy on Bulls needing a veteran to elephants

13:45 On Otto Porter Jr and his status for the last few weeks

14:50 On NCAA Tournament and NBA draft prospects; Ja Morant

20:20 Kendall on being recruited by Depaul when he was in high school

22:30 On what LaVine and Markkanen need to improve on during offseason

23:45 Other players biggest improvements

24:55 More on Kendall’s interview with Robin Lopez

25:40 On Sweet Sixteen

Listen to the full episode in the embedded player below:

Bulls Outsiders Podcast: Reaction to Jazz loss; message for the Blazers Outsiders

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Bulls Outsiders Podcast: Reaction to Jazz loss; message for the Blazers Outsiders

On this edition of Bulls Outsiders, Matt Peck, Dave Watson, and John Sabine react to the Bulls 114-83 loss to the Jazz.

0:30       Reaction to the blowout loss

2:20       Matt’s headwear becomes a topic

5:30       On Markkanen’s night and aggressive play

6:50       Should Bulls sit LaVine and Porter Jr. out the rest of the season?

10:05    Viewer comments on resting starters

11:15    Viewer comment on Ja Morant and if he’s worth trading up for if Bulls don’t get 2nd pick

13:30    We found a John Sabine KFC commercial and critique his acting skills

18:30    Viewer comments about chicken places

21:00    We now have beef with the Blazers Outsiders