The Chicago Bulls announced on Tuesday that they have hired former Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan as their next head coach. Donovan’s new job comes less than two weeks after he mutually parted ways with the Thunder after five seasons. He replaces Jim Boylen, who was fired by the Bulls in August.
Donovan posted a 243-157 record as head coach of the Thunder, including an 18-23 mark in the postseason. He initially signed a five-year deal with the Thunder in April 2015 after spending 19 years as the men’s basketball coach at the University of Florida, where he won two national titles. Donovan guided the Thunder to the playoffs in all five of his seasons. In his first year in Oklahoma City, he led the Thunder to the Western Conference finals.