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Report: Jim Boylen remains unpopular among Bulls players

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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 12: Jim Boylen talks with Coby White of the Chicago Bulls during the game against the New York Knicks on November 12, 2019 at the 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 Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Jim Boylen’s tenure as Bulls coach began with a near-mutiny.

He survived, but apparently his relationship with players has improved only so much.

Sam Amick and John Hollinger of The Athletic:

Sources say Boylen remains unpopular in the Chicago locker room
League sources say that team president John Paxson remains a fan of Boylen’s tough-love approach despite the disappointing results thus far.

Zach LaVine has most visibly butted heads with Boylen, but it’s unsurprising LaVine isn’t the only player with issues. Boylen comes across as a blowhard. Most importantly, he has shown no ability to get Chicago to reach a higher level of play. The Bulls are 25-57 under him, including 8-16 this season.

But Chicago management keeps backing Boylen. It seems more likely the axe will fall on general manager Gar Forman.