According to Jim O’Donnell of the Chicago Sun-Times, Kevin McHale is now an official part of the Bulls’ coaching search. According to McHale, anyway.
Said McHale: “We’ve had some just primary discussions and I’ve talked to both Gar and Pax a little bit. So, I mean, we’ll see where it goes from there. As far as Chicago goes, everybody, I think, would like that job. It’s a good young team. They’ve got [Derrick] Rose, they’ve got other good young players, they have free agency, full money under the [salary] cap. I think there’s a lot of positives there. But again, I guess that’s just going to be a wait-and-see thing. I think they’re going to interview a lot of people and it’ll be up to Pax and Gar Forman to make that decision.”
As O’Donnell points out, neither Paxson nor Forman have confirmed or denied any names. So make of this what you will. Personally, I can’t imagine the Bulls hiring McHale, not if they’re looking for a playoff savvy head coach.