Chicago Bulls fire head coach Fred Hoiberg

Chicago Bulls fire head coach Fred Hoiberg

I was pretty surprised when I learned of the news myself, and I outlined the reasons why the move makes little sense at this point. He had a record of 115-155 in his tenure in Chicago.

In light of all of the awful player personnel decisions, bad draft picks, and mediocre results during their tenure, remarkably they were allowed to decide who the next coach will be to lead this team at a critical juncture. With 33 years of coaching experience, that includes 20 seasons in the NBA, Boylen has been a part of three NBA Championship teams.

Hoiberg, 46, became the head coach in Chicago on June 2, 2015 after five seasons as the coach at Iowa State. Bobby Portis (right knee) and Kris Dunn (left knee), who are expected to return within the two weeks, would've allowed Hoiberg to coach the team he had worked with this summer. "We gave Fred an opportunity".

I'm starting to wonder whether "Gar" is short for Garfield, as this cat has had more than nine lives. Hoiberg had been115-56 at Iowa State, including four straight NCAA tournament appearances and back-to-back Big 12 tournament titles.

Hoiberg played four seasons in Chicago and has a long history with Forman.


The circumstances were different, but the results were disappointing.

He replaced Tom Thibodeau, who was sacked after five seasons. On paper, Chicago looked like a team that could have a chance to at least compete for a playoff spot in a weaker Eastern Conference, but that simply has not been the case and Hoiberg is clearly taking the blame for that, as opposed to say, the weird ill-fitting roster.

The Bulls finally went all-in on rebuilding when they dealt Butler to Minnesota in a 2017 draft night trade.

"He did a good job with the individual players", Paxson said. Individual development is not the same as the development of a team and a style of play and how you want to go about it. He has been an assistant with the Rockets, Warriors, Bucks, Pacers and Spurs, but his most prominent role was as head coach of the Utah Utes men's basketball team from 2007 to 2011.

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