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Report: Bulls closing in on new head coach

Wes Unseld Jr. and Ime Udoka are among candidates who will likely make it to the final round of interviews for Chicago’s opening.

Denver Nuggets assistant coach Wes Unseld Jr. in the second quarter against the Sacramento Kings at the Pepsi Center. Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bulls are reaching the end of the tunnel in their search for a new head coach, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported on Monday. The Bulls are looking to go into the final stage of interviews soon and pick a candidate to lead the team back to the postseason. Here’s the list of coaches who have reportedly had strong interviews:

Nuggets assistant Wes Unseld Jr.
Sixers assistant Ime Udoka
Bucks assistant Darvin Ham
Former Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson

These are just a few of the high profile names who are in consideration. There was also talk of Billy Donovan being a potential target for the Bulls after he was let go by the Thunder. The Bulls brought in Arturas Karnisovas to run the front office, replacing the brain trust that was GarPax (Gar Forman and John Paxson). It’s a very diverse landscape of candidates, which is great for a young team that needs a strong voice to develop them into a contender.