Published: Fri, December 07, 2018
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Bulls fire head coach Fred Hoiberg

Bulls fire head coach Fred Hoiberg

He finishes his tenure in Chicago, where he played for four seasons and had a long history with general manager Gar Forman, with a record of 115-155 (.426) and a single playoff appearance, when the Bulls were ousted in the first round by Boston in 2017.

Boylen is a well-respected assistant coach who has been an National Basketball Association head-coaching candidate and coached at Utah.

The Chicago Bulls chose to spice up everyone's normally calm and collective Monday morning, letting go of head coach Fred Hoiberg, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

In a 5-19 start to the season, the team is now 14th in the Eastern Conference out of 15 teams. "After a thorough evaluation, I elected to make this move with the overall development of our team in mind", Bulls executive vice president John Paxson announced in a statement Monday morning.


Rumors have been swirling around the Chicago Bulls brass for a couple seasons now on whether or not a coaching change was coming, that day finally came. "I want to thank Fred for his dedication and efforts, as well as for his enduring commitment to our team". The team's 121-105 loss to the Houston Rockets on Saturday brought its losing streak to six straight, and the club has lost 10 of 11.

Hoiberg was named Chicago's head coach in June 2015 after spending five seasons at Iowa State, where the former player was nicknamed "The Mayor".

Along with the Bulls, Boylen has served as an assistant with the Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs. 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.

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