Missing Out on Bobby Webster, Bulls Eye Raptors Assistant as Next Coach
The Chicago Bulls are aggressively looking to pouch Toronto Raptor personnel.
Originally, the Bulls sought an interview with Raptors general manager Bobby Webster, one the young Raptors executive declined. Now, after hiring Arturas Karnisovas as the team’s new vice president of basketball operations, the franchise may be looking to replace head coach Jim Boylen, and they have lead Raptors assistant in their sights.
"Adrian Griffin is the guy. All of the right training. All of the right apprenticeships (Skiles, Thibs, Donovan, Nurse). This has got to be the guy. The perfect fit for this organization is Adrian Griffin." – Dan Bernstein has given his choice for the Bulls head coaching job.
— Dan Bernstein Show (@Bernstein670) April 28, 2020
Adrian Griffin was a part of the Bulls organization during his play career and has since become one of the more exceptional assistant coaches in the game, building an identity as a defensive wizard. The Raptors have ranked in the top-five in defensive rating in each of the last two seasons. Additionally, the Raptors lead the NBA in fewest points allowed per game this season.
Along with Ime Udoka, Griffin looks to be one of the team’s preferred top choices.
Earlier in the week, the Chicago Bulls brought in Canadian Marc Eversley as the team’s new general manager. Eversley previously held the role of assistant general manager, working under Elton Brand in Philadelphia.
The Bulls are looking to rebuild from the top down, to form a new team culture and identity, and clearly they are eying the best options.