Chicago Bulls Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations John Paxson announced today that Fred Hoiberg has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the team.
In a statement released this morning, Paxson said:
“Decisions like this one are never easy to make, however I felt this was the right choice for our organization at this time. After a thorough evaluation, I elected to make this move with the overall development of our team in mind. 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. I want to thank Fred for his dedication and efforts, as well as for his enduring commitment to our team.”
Associate head coach Jim Boylen will take over as the permanent head coach of the Bulls to replace Fred Hoiberg, no interim title, league source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 3, 2018
Hoiberg was named Chicago’s head coach on June 2, 2015 after spending five seasons as head coach at Iowa State.
During his time with the Bulls, he coached the team to a record of 115-155 (.426).
In 2017, he guided the team to the First Round of the NBA Playoffs, where they were ousted by the Boston Celtics in six games.
Effective immediately, associate head coach Jim Boylen has been promoted to head coach.
Not just the NFL and Packers; the Bulls have relieved Fred Hoiberg of his duties.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 3, 2018
It feels like firing season all of a sudden.
Being a head coach in professional sports doesn’t come with much job security.
Not an easy gig, but one that pays extremely well.
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