September 1, 2020, 9:09 amLauri MarkkanenPF, Chicago Bulls
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN is reporting that the Bulls were granted permission to speak with several assistants for the franchise's head coaching job and interviews with candidates are well underway, including former Nets coach Kenny Atkinson.
Bulls VP of Basketball Operations Arturas Karnisovas and GM Marc Eversley are expected to interview several assistant coaches still involved in the playoffs, including Milwaukee's Darvin Ham, Denver's Wes Unseld Jr. and Miami's Dan Craig. For now, Chicago will have meetings with other assistant coaches whose teams have already been eliminated, including Mavs deputies Jamahl Mosley and Stephen Silas, Ime Udoka from the Sixers and Wolves associate head coach David Vanterpool. The team is also interviewing current assistant Chris Fleming and could also meet with assistant Roy Rogers, both remaining from former coach Jim Boylen's staff. This is undoubtedly a broad search while the coaching job itself is very attractive due to a solid core of young talent, including Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen, guard Coby White and center Wendell Carter.