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the Chicago Bulls would have accepted an offer from goalkeeper Zach LaVine to pay fine coach Jim Boylen received for his ejection during the match of Friday night against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center.
The Saturday, Malika Andrews from Parlay Game reported that LaVine had contacted the Bulls 'front office after Boylen and Clippers' coaches, Doc Rivers, had been ejected as a result of a dispute over the screens. The Chicago coach will be fined $ 7,000 – $ 5,000 for two technical fouls and $ 2,000 for ejection.
"What Jim did, personally, I respect a lot," said LaVine after the game. "He really cares about us and he's going to fight for us, showing his true character of what he feels for us."
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The Bulls have finally decided to accept the offer of the guardian, by Andrews.
Boylen was promoted to head coach December 3 following the sacking of Fred Hoiberg.
Less than a week later, LaVine and Boylen held a face-to-face meeting after the Bulls players had discussed the boycott of a training session due to frustration over the tactics of the new coach. Andrews and Ramona Shelburne.
"You just want to be true to people," LaVine told ESPN. "There should not be any clouds, I consider myself one of the leaders of the team, I just wanted to express my opinion, it's a company, it's not not a dictatorship, we are all grown men, so everyone has a voice. "
The Bulls, who were 5-19 when Hoiberg was sacked, have not played better since the change of coach. They are currently 19-51, the fourth worst record of the NBAand are on a four-game losing streak after a 128-121 loss to the Clippers.
Chicago maintained its flexibility after reworking Boylen's contract early January if the team chose to conduct a coaching search during the off season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:
Chicago coach Jim Boylen has a $ 1.6 million guaranteed salary for the 2019-2020 season, according to a league representative, according to ESPN. This leaves Bulls room to maneuver out of season if the franchise wants to search or decide to negotiate a more standard NBA training contract with Boylen.
Although it is not known if the Bulls will decide to go in that direction, it seems that the veteran coach has begun to gain LaVine's respect after a difficult start to his position.