Even the Chicago Bulls are guaranteeing only $1 million in salary for Jim Boylen’s contract for next season, giving the franchise financial flexibility if it decide to get a coaching change in the off season, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski along with Malika Andrews on Saturday.
Boylen, who was raised from associate head coach on Dec. 3 after firing of Fred Hoiberg, negotiated the agreement himself with all the organization, sources said.
In the revised bargain, Boylen can make $1.6 million next season when the team keeps him as head coach, league sources said. He was ensured the nearly $ 1million in his prior contract as associate head coach.
Boylen also will make $1.6 million this year under the details of the revised agreement.
The agreement is comparable to the contract that the Cavaliers gave Larry Drew when they raised him to replace the terminated Tyronn Lue earlier in 2013.
Chicago is 5 13 since shooting Hoiberg on Dec. 3 and also has lost its past six matches.