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Chicago Bulls assistant coach Pete Myers resigned this past week following 16 years with the organization, citing family reasons. Myers, 55, is the father of a newborn.
“Players widely respect Myers, who is known for his loyalty to his bosses and to organizations,” K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reported. “It wouldn’t surprise those close to him if he were to coach again.”
Bulls head coach Jim Boylen is expected to fill the vacancy. Last week, Boylen hired Chris Fleming away from the Brooklyn Nets. Fleming is now the Bulls’ associate head coach.
In other coaching news:
- The Houston Rockets fired player development assistant coach Irv Roland, as relayed by Shams Charania of Stadium. According to reports, Roland was tight with both James Harden and Chris Paul.
- The Rockets also failed to come to a contract agreement with assistant coach Roy Rogers, and the sides have mutally parted ways, per ESPN’s Tim McMahon. Assistant coach Mitch Vanya and video coordinator John Cho were also let go, as relayed by Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle.
- If that weren’t enough, the Rockets also parted ways with associated head coach Jeff Bzdelik. The staff changes have some wondering whether the Rockets are trying to “nudge” head coach Mike D’Antoni to leave, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.
- New Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams may be landing assistants from other teams, according to Stein. Steve Blake (Portland Trail Blazers), Randy Ayers (Brooklyn Nets) and Mark Bryant (Oklahoma City Thunder) are all under consideration.