Spurs assistant Jim Boylen takes job with Bulls
Jim Boylen has accepted an offer to become the associate head coach of the Chicago Bulls, leaving behind an assistant coach position with the San Antonio Spurs.
According to Yahoo!, San Antonio was loathe to let Boylen go, but alas its assistant of three seasons has moved on to a better opportunity:
"Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg had targeted Boylen to coordinate his defensive coverages and use his strong NBA bench experience to facilitate Hoiberg's leap to the pro sidelines from Iowa State. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich wanted to keep Boylen on his staff, but ultimately understood the financial opportunity and promotion that the Bulls were offering, sources said."
It's never beneficial to lose an intelligent basketball mind, but Boylen's departure presumably opens up a position for someone else on San Antonio's coaching staff.
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