Fred Hoiberg Ousted as Bulls Head Coach

Perfect marriage leads to divorce as Bulls fire Fred Hoiberg

Associate head coach Jim Boylen will take over as the permanent head coach.

After a little more than three uninspiring seasons as the head coach of the Chicago Bulls, Fred Hoiberg was sacked on Monday morning.

Head coach Fred Hoiberg has been fired from the Chicago Bulls, according to a report by WGN.

Hoiberg was in his fourth season as coach of the Bulls, logging a 115-155 record during his tenure. Although LaVine returned healthy this season, injuries piled up even worse, with Markkanen missing the first six weeks with an elbow sprain, Kris Dunn missing all but one game so far with a left knee sprain, and Denzel Valentine out for the rest of the season as he recovers from surgery for an ankle injury. As a team, I believe it is imperative that we make unfaltering strides in the right direction and build the right habits to help put our players in the best position to evolve not only now, but into the future.

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In a 5-19 start to the season, the team is now 14th in the Eastern Conference out of 15 teams. Hoiberg had an interesting start to his coaching career with Chicago when they hired him in 2015, as he battled it out with the veterans on the team at the time.

He replaced Tom Thibodeau, who was sacked after five seasons, and the hope was that the free-wheeling style he used with the Cyclones would work in the National Basketball Association and that he would fare better than another former Iowa State coach, Tim Floyd, who went 49-190 record in three-plus seasons with the Bulls. Most recently on the collegiate level, he was head coach at the University of Utah, where he led the Utes to the 2009 NCAA Tournament.

"I think Jim will bring a really strong voice to our locker room", Paxson said.

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