Rumor: Ime Udoka Frontrunner For Bulls Coaching Spot
Jim Boylen’s run as the Bulls’ head coach has not gone so well. Through two seasons he has posted a 39-84 record. With the team still stuck at the bottom of the league, change might be in the air.
The Bulls’ roster is filled with a lot of bright young talent, headlined by Zach LaVine who is in the prime years of his career. With all the youth on their roster, their next coaching decision will most likely be made with the long view in mind.
Rumors have come out that the Bulls are looking at the Sixers’ staff for their next head coach. Assistant coach Ime Udoka is reportedly a frontrunner for the position if it does become vacant.
Udoka has built up a nice resume, which makes it no surprise teams are looking to pry him away from the Sixers. Along with playing in the league, Udoka has been an assistant coach since 2012. He spent seven years on the Spurs’ bench learning under coach Popovich and one season under Brett Brown.
Losing Udoka would be a real loss for the Sixers. It would be another instance of the revolving door that has been the Sixers’ assistant coaching staff, something a team never wants to have. There is also one big reason why losing Udoka would hurt the team.
If the Sixers do decide to move on from Brett Brown, Udoka would be a serious candidate to be his successor. One thing the Sixers have in their favor is that this offseason is going to be short and fast, giving them a better chance of keeping their top assistant in house.