Chicago Bulls hire Billy Donovan as new head coach

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The Chicago Bulls named Billy Donovan as their new head coach on Tuesday.

“We are very happy to welcome Billy and his family to the Chicago Bulls. The success he has enjoyed throughout his coaching career takes him to another level, ”Arturas Karnisovas, executive vice president of basketball operations for the Bulls said in a statement. Release. “We think his ability to help his players reach their potential, both individually and collectively, will fit well on our roster. Whether as a player or as a coach, he has won wherever his career has taken him, and we hope that will continue. here in Chicago. ”

The 55-year-old has spent the previous five seasons as bench chief for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Donovan went 243-157 in the regular season as the Thunder’s head coach.

Prior to coaching in Oklahoma City, Donovan won two national championships with the University of Florida.



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