Fred Hoiberg expected to become Bulls’ new head coach

Updated: May 29, 2015
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After firing Tom Thibodeau on Thursday, it seems as if the Chicago Bulls have already found their replacement.

Current Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg is expected to become the new Bulls coach between now and some time next week, according to

During his 10-year NBA career, Hoiberg played for the Bulls for four seasons (1999-2003) and was the Vice President Of Basketball Operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

It has been reported by CBS Sports and several sources that “Hoiberg is the leading candidate to replace Thibodeau and that Chicago’s office has viewed him that way for months.”

This makes sense, because Hoiberg and the Bulls have great history together. Aside from once playing for the Bulls, Hoiberg is also good friends with Bulls general manager Gar Forman — who once worked as an assistant for Iowa State.

Hoiberg, 42, has a 115-56 record as Iowa State’s head coach.

There have also been reports from CBS Sports that Iowa State’s athletic director Jamie Pollard has  “informally talked with a search firm to start identifying potential coaching candidates in anticipation of losing Fred Hoiberg to the Chicago Bulls, a source told on Friday.”

If everything goes as planned, this will be a nice pick up for the Bulls. Hoiberg has had a good career as a college basketball coach and this would be the perfect opportunity for him to achieve his life-long dream of coaching in the NBA.

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