The Chicago Bulls recently hired former Sixers senior VP of player personnel Marc Eversley to fill their GM role, and Eversley might be looking to bring a Philly friend with him.

According to Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic, current Sixers assistant coach Ime Udoka, who the team brought over from the San Antonio Spurs this offseason, is a candidate to replace Jim Boylen, if the Bulls make a coaching change.

Two current assistant coaches are standing out as increasingly possible Boylen replacements whenever the job may open: Toronto’s Adrian Griffin and Philadelphia’s Ime Udoka.

Udoka is well respected, spending seven seasons in San Antonio, but in search of a new challenge, he chose to join Brett Brown's staff in Philadelphia.

Udoka, meanwhile, is a name one league source said the Bulls are likely to take a look at after picking up Eversley, who worked with Udoka this season with the Sixers. Udoka is in the first year of a three-year contract that reportedly ranks him among the league’s highest-paid assistants.

Like Griffin, the 42-year-old Udoka is respected for how he thinks the game and his ability to relate to today’s players.

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