#2) Chicago Bulls
Admittedly, there is going to be a recurring theme with every team mentioned in this article—they’re going to rebuilding. It’s simple as to why that is, that’s where Atkinson will thrive.
It seems like everyday Jim Boylen is allowed to show up to work as the head coach of the Chicago Bulls is a blessing (for him, basically exclusively). Though you can’t blame him solely for the organization’s dysfunction, from the outside looking in, it doesn’t appear as if he’s helping reverse their fortunes.
The ‘Windy City’ needs a breath of fresh air. The team has some serious young talent on their roster with Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter Jr, Coby White, Kris Dunn, and Otto Porter (who’s yet to return to form).
But despite possessing some promising core pieces, they’ve yet to find any form of consistency in their game. Sitting at 21-42, concluding another lost season, the Bulls could use a culture change. And who better to kickstart such a new era than Atkinson?
The Bulls have plenty to address this summer regarding prominent personnel members in their front office/coaching staff. If they were smart, they’d take a serious look at acquiring the former-Nets coach.