The Chicago Bulls organization have a "perception problem" among NBA coaches, according to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times.

"There is a perception problem, and when you come from the outside – like Arturas did and Marc Eversley have – you know what that perception problem is. Carlisle, the Dallas coach, has made it very clear the disdain the coaches association and a lot of coaches have for the Bulls and the practices they have toward coaches.

"The way they’ve treated them as commodities for more than three, four decades, the way they’ve fired guys on Christmas Eve," said Cowley.

With the team moving on from Jim Boylen, Ime Udoka has reportedly emerged as the top candidate for the head coaching position.

Raptors assistant Adrian Griffin is also rumored to be a candidate.