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David Haugh: If Bulls coach Boylen likes directness, somebody in charge needs to tell him he must change his ways

CHICAGO - Jim Boylen speaks and eyes roll, his words supplying punchlines as the Bulls threaten to become an NBA joke.

The mockery spreads and the losses mount, as do the reasons to wonder why a longtime assistant would wait an entire career for an opportunity this good and risk sabotaging his first week as a head coach. Since Boylen replaced Fred Hoiberg on Dec. 3, his tenure has resembled a grand social experiment for a once-proud franchise that should be done experimenting.

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