The relationship between Boylen and LaVine had a rocky beginning.

After Boylen took over as head coach of the Bulls, LaVine was publicly skeptical of a number of those coaching decisions Boylen made. Boylen, known for as an old school disciplinarian that prized defense,” contested LaVine’s defensive efforts.

A few weeks in, their relationship always been tense. LaVine played a major role the December meeting between the front office, coaching staff, and players. The meeting was the consequence of several players talking boycotting a clinic scheduled following the team’s 56-point loss to the Boston Celtics.

Because the two continued to work together and spend time the frostiness thawed.

Boylen and Rivers were both ejected from the third quarter of their Clippers 128-121 triumph over Chicago Friday night. Boylen said following the game he took issue with the way the Clippers were putting displays, pointing out that point shield Ryan Arcidiacono had to leave the game following a hard hit in the first half.

Boylen, who had four technical fouls going into Friday’s match will be fined $5,000 for its two technical fouls he found each night. He’ll additionally get an addition $2,000 nice for the ejection.

“Exactly what Jim did, I respect that a lot,” LaVine told reporters after the game. That shows his real personality the way he feels about us.”


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