Tom Thibodeau appears to be on his way out in Chicago, which could open up a spot for Warriors assistant Alvin Gentry to be the new head coach of the Bulls, according to a report.
Gentry is pegged as a "serious front runner" for the Bulls job, per Basketball Insiders.
Gentry has 34 years of coaching experience, both in college and the pros.
He was an assistant with Baylor Bears, Colorado Buffaloes and the National Championship winning Kansas Jayhawks in the 1980's before making the jump to the NBA.
Gentry began his pro career as an assistant with the San Antonio Spurs in 1989. From there, he made stops with the Los Angeles Clippers (1990-91, 2001-03), Miami Heat (1991-94), Detroit Pistons (1994-2000) and Phoenix Suns (2003-09).
Gentry was an assistant head coach under Doc Rivers with the Clippers in 2013-14, until signing a three-year deal to hold the same title with the Warriors in 2014-15.
Gentry specializes in a field where the Warriors have had great success, as he is the man responsible for working with head coach Steve Kerr to devise a productive offense.
In his first year with the team, Golden State finished first in points (110.0), field goals (41.6%), 3-point FGS (39.8%), assists (27.4), and fast-break points (20.7). They also had the best home and road records in the NBA.