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Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce expresses frustration with Bulls coach Jim Boylen’s late timeouts

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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 5: Head Coach Jim Boylen of the Chicago Bulls looks on against the Los Angeles Lakers on November 5, 2019 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Last season, then-Suns coach Igor Kokoskov took exception to Bulls coach Jim Boylen calling timeout up 14 with 40 seconds left.

Against the Hawks last night, Boylen called timeouts up 27 with 5:50 left and up 26 with 3:36 left.

Atlanta coach Lloyd Pierce sounded frustrated about those stoppages.

FOX Sports Southeast:


I didn’t know how to speed the game up. He called two timeouts in the fourth quarter. I’m looking at him like, “You don’t need to sub. Just let it go. Somebody’s going to foul in the next couple seconds.”

It’s not totally clear Pierce was upset with Boylen. Watch the whole video. He’s clearly mostly dismayed by the outcome – a 113-93 Hawks loss.

But considering what happened with Kokoskov last season, a pattern is emerging with Boylen and opposing coaches.