Yesterday, former Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan officially left the running for the Philadelphia 76ers’ head coaching job after agreeing to a deal with the Chicago Bulls. Now, the possibility of Mike D’Antoni becoming the Sixers’ new head coach seems to be heating up, and more changes could (and should) be on the way.
Follow on Twitter A year ago, Jimmy Butler was changing teams for the third time in three years. He didn't make the All-Star Game for the first time in four years, and he had developed a reputation as an irritant or a malcontent or a difficult teammate -- or all three. These days, Joel Embiid tweets as if Butler is the one who got away.
The Chicago Bulls hired Billy Donovan as their coach Tuesday, landing one of the top candidates on the market to lead a rebuilding team with an overhauled front office. The 55-year-old Donovan spent the past five seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He replaces Jim Boylen, who was fired after the Bulls finished 22-43 and were one of the eight teams that didn’t qualify for the NBA’s restart at Walt Disney World.