Jim Boylen is reportedly discussing a 3-year contract extension with the Chicago Bulls. 

John Paxson said he believes Boylen is the right coach to lead the Bulls in the future despite the rocky beginning. 

"What I've seen is his ability to show these guys that he genuinely cares about them. That his goal is to get them better as individuals. I'm the first to admit that first week was like dynamite blowing up. It was a rocky week. What I've seen since then is a guy that embraces this challenge. He embraces individuals he's coaching. He really does view himself as a teacher, a guy that wants to connect with the players, and sometimes you have to be demanding and hard," said Paxson. 

Paxson added that his goal for the Bulls next season is to compete for a playoff position.