Fred Hoiberg to Bulls: Comments, Top Takeaways from Press Conference

June 2nd, 2015 by Adam Wells Leave a reply »

The Chicago Bulls finally ended all of the speculation by officially announcing Fred Hoiberg as their next head coach at a press conference on Tuesday.     

Hoiberg has big shoes to fill taking over for Tom Thibodeau, who had a .647 winning percentage and made the playoffs in each of his five seasons with the Bulls. The former NBA shooting guard has built a strong coaching resume for himself at the college level, making the NCAA tournament in the last four years with Iowa State. 

Moving to the professional ranks is no small feat for anyone, though Hoiberg has the support of Bulls general manager Gar Forman, per ESPN Chicago's Nick Friedell:

Expanding on that particular comment, per K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, Forman praised Hoiberg's ability to lead this team and verbally connect with the players:

As far as how the Bulls and Hoiberg came together, Forman said it was a quick process that also included team owner Jerry Reinsdorf:

Riding off that comment by Forman, Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today joked the Bulls general manager wa ...

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