Jim Boylan

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Not to be confused with Jim Boylen.
Jim Boylan
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Boylan as an assistant coach for the Milwaukee Bucks in 2011
Cleveland Cavaliers
Assistant coach
Personal information
Born April 28, 1955
Jersey City, New Jersey
Nationality American
Career information
College Assumption (1974–1976)
Marquette (1976–1978)
NBA draft 1978 / Round: 4 / Pick: 68th overall
Selected by the San Diego Clippers
Pro career 1978–1986
Coaching career 1982–present
Career history
As player:
1979–1980 Alvik Basket (Stockholm)
1982–1986 Vevey
As coach:
1982–1986 Vevey
1986–1989 Michigan State (assistant)
1989–1992 New Hampshire
1992–1997 Cleveland Cavaliers (scout)
1997–2001 Vancouver Grizzlies (assistant)
2001–2002 Phoenix Suns (assistant)
2003–2004 Atlanta Hawks (assistant)
2004–2007 Chicago Bulls (assistant)
2007–2008 Chicago Bulls
20082013 Milwaukee Bucks (assistant)
2013 Milwaukee Bucks
2013–present Cleveland Cavaliers (assistant)
Career highlights and awards

Jim Boylan (born April 28, 1955) is an American basketball coach. He served as the interim head coach for the Chicago Bulls for part of the 2007–08 NBA season. He also served as an interim coach for the Milwaukee Bucks for part of the 2012–13 NBA season.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Boylan played point guard at Marquette University, where he helped the Warriors win the 1977 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament by scoring 14 points in the National Championship Game versus the North Carolina Tar Heels. After leading Marquette in assists in his junior and senior season, Boylan was drafted in the fourth round (68th overall) in the 1978 NBA Draft by the Buffalo Braves, who later became the San Diego Clippers. However, Boylan never played an NBA game. He headed to Europe instead, having a short pro career. He played for Alvik Basket of Stockholm (http://www.alvikbasket.nu/index2.htm), Sweden 79–80 season. Boylan started his college career at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts before transferring to Marquette.

Coaching career[edit]

Boylan began his coaching career as a player-coach in Switzerland from 1982 to 1986 and led the Vevey Basketball club to its first championship in its 30-year history. At age 31, he moved back to the States becoming an assistant under Jud Heathcote at Michigan State University from 1986–89. Boylan then took over head coaching duties at the University of New Hampshire, succeeding Gerry Friel.

In 1992 Boylan entered the NBA as a video coordinator and advance scout for the Cleveland Cavaliers. In 1997 he moved over to the Vancouver Grizzlies, serving as an assistant under Brian Hill and later Lionel Hollins. In 2001, Boylan became a member of Frank Johnson's coaching staff in Phoenix, and remained working for the Phoenix Suns under Johnson's successor Scott Skiles. After Skiles was fired in 2002, Boylan worked with Terry Stotts for the Atlanta Hawks during the 2003-04 NBA season.

In 2004, Boylan became lead assistant to Skiles, who had taken over as head coach of the Chicago Bulls. On December 27, 2007, after the firing of Scott Skiles, Jim was named the interim coach for the Bulls for the remaining season. Boylan was not retained at the conclusion of the season after compiling a 24–32 record with the Bulls. On May 14, 2008, he was hired as an assistant to Scott Skiles by the Milwaukee Bucks. When Skiles resigned in January 2013, Boylan became head coach of the Bucks. The team went 22–28 under his guidance and made the playoffs, but were swept in the first round by the Miami Heat. At the end of the season, the Bucks decided not to give Boylan a new contract.[2]

Coaching record[edit]

Legend
Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win-loss %
Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win-loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
Chicago 2007–08 56 24 32 .429 4th in Central Missed Playoffs
Milwaukee 2012–13 50 22 28 .440 3rd in Central 4 0 4 .000 Lost in First Round
Career 106 46 60 .434 4 0 4 .000

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