The Chicago Bulls are guaranteeing solely $1 million in wage for Jim Boylen’s contract for subsequent season, giving the franchise monetary flexibility ought to it determine to make a training change within the offseason, league sources instructed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Malika Andrews on Saturday.
Boylen, who was elevated from affiliate head coach on Dec. three following the firing of Fred Hoiberg, negotiated the deal himself with the group, sources stated.
Within the revised deal, Boylen will make $1.6 million subsequent season if the workforce retains him as head coach, league sources stated. He already was assured the almost $1 million in his earlier contract as affiliate head coach.
Boylen additionally will make $1.6 million this yr beneath the phrases of the revised settlement.
The settlement is analogous to the contract the Cavaliers gave Larry Drew after they elevated him to substitute the fired Tyronn Lue earlier this season.
Boylen is the fifth head coach that basic supervisor Gar Forman and vp of basketball operations Jim Paxson have employed for the Bulls. Chicago is 5-13 since firing Hoiberg on Dec. three and has misplaced its previous six video games.