Now benefiting from clean bills of health and proven guidance, the Bulls are equipped with potential building blocks that could lead to this roster yielding much different results than its on-paper lookalike from a season ago.
Aside from Donovan’s coaching efforts this past season with a retooled Thunder playoff team — ultimately making him a candidate for coach of the year — his experience and presence highlights the true components in developing this new culture the new Bulls management is emphasizing right away.
With the perceived hindrance to player development and team success now discarded at the coaching level, the stakes have been raised as high as the United Center rafters.
Now in the midst of a nine-month off-season, the Bulls will be able to officially evaluate the next steps for their franchise.
Diverse leadership sings from these two hires that provide the Bulls with an added amount of respect throughout the league while filling specific voids from the “GarPax” era in the areas of player development and player relationships.