Hornets to interview Bulls assistant Boylen

Jim Boylen and the Bulls avoided a practice boycott following a historic loss on Saturday.

Chicago Bulls associated head coach Jim Boylen will interview for the Charlotte Hornets’ coaching position, according to The Chicago Tribune.

The Hornets asked for and were granted permission to interview Boylen, the report said.

Boylen, 53, is the former head coach at the University of Utah (2007-11). Along with the Bulls, Boylen has served as an assistant with the San Antonio Spurs, Indiana Pacers, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets.

New general manager Mitch Kupchak and the Hornets have been looking for a coach since dismissing Steve Clifford after the season.

Other reported candidates for the Hornets job: G League coach Jerry Stackhouse; San Antonio Spurs assistants Ettore Messina, Ime Udoka and James Borrego; former Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale; and Portland Trail Blazers assistant David Vanterpool.