Fred Hoiberg Ousted as Bulls Head Coach

Derrick Rose MVP and player for 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. Hoiberg ends his tenure with Chicago with a 115-155 record and one lone playoff appearances.

Boylen has been with the Bulls since Jun. 17, 2015.

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. He also served as head coach of the University of Utah from 2007-11. He has spent more than 20 years in the National Basketball Association, where he also has been an assistant in Houston, Golden State, Milwaukee, Indiana and San Antonio.

The leader at Iowa State for five seasons, Hoiberg's preferred style of play fit perfectly with where the National Basketball Association was headed: plenty of 3-point looks from everyone on the court with an emphasis on pushing the ball in transition in order to generate open shots.

This season, Hoiberg has had Portis for only four games, Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen for one each and Denzel Valentine for zero. "But I'm tasked with, Gar's tasked with, looking at the underlying things in the organization". We gave Fred opportunities.




That was a fact Paxson never shied away from pointing out, whether it was in reflecting on Hoiberg's work at the end of his first two seasons in Chicago or outlining his firing Monday in a media session at the Advocate Center.

The circumstances were different, but the results were disappointing. Paxson and Forman have hired Bill Cartwright, Scott Skiles, Vinny Del Negro, Tom Thibodeau and Hoiberg.

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

"We believe Jim will be able to effect change", Paxson said. LaVine played only 24 games last season, after tearing the ACL in his left knee. When you bring in a coach with a particular style of play and are about to embark on a rebuild, you generally want the personnel to match.

NOTE: Boylen said Dean Cooper - an assistant with the G League's Windy City Bulls - will join his staff.

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