Bulls coach Billy Donovan signed a contract extension before season started


(670 The Score) Bulls coach Billy Donovan’s job security is strong.

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Donovan signed a contract extension with the team before the start of this season, Bulls PR confirmed Tuesday afternoon. Shams Charania of the Athletic first reported the news.

Donovan is in the third season of his original four-year deal, but that has been extended by an unspecified length. The team didn’t reveal exact details, though the Athletic reported Donovan's extension involved multiple years.

Donovan is 86-88 across parts of three seasons in Chicago. The Bulls went 46-36 in 2021-’22, earning their first playoff berth since 2017. They were eliminated by the Bucks in five games in their first-round series.

The Bulls’ front office that’s led by executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas and general manager Marc Eversley hired Donovan in September 2020, about a month after firing coach Jim Boylen. The Karnisovas-Eversley regime was hired while the 2019-’20 season was suspended due to the pandemic.

Chicago improved to 9-11 with a 114-107 win at Utah on Monday.

Cody Westerlund is a sports editor for 670TheScore.com and covers the Bulls. Follow him on Twitter @CodyWesterlund.

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