Wednesday , Apr , 16 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Rick Carlisle to Be Next Coach of Chicago Bulls?

Paxson said in Milwaukee on Monday he would meet with Boylan and his staff Thursday, with even players assuming Boylan won’t be retained. If that likely scenario occurs, look for Paxson to move quickly with interviews for potential replacements.

Rick Carlisle worked in Portland with John’s brother, Jim, who serves as a Bulls consultant. Jim has stayed close with Carlisle, who also interviewed for the Bulls’ coaching vacancy when then-general manager Jerry Krause hired Tim Floyd. Carlisle also is rumored to be a candidate for the expected vacancy in Milwaukee, so the Bulls might have to act fact if they desire to hire Carlisle. [Chicago Tribune]