There’s a new sheriff in Chicago and his name is Fred Hoiberg. The Bulls are in search of their first championship since 1998. After informing Iowa State that he would not be returning for the upcoming season, Fred Hoiberg accepted the Chicago Bulls head-coaching job. The Bulls and Hoiberg are in negations for a five-year contract. Hoiberg played for the Bulls from 1999-2003. After five seasons as Iowa State’s head coach Hoiberg had a record of 115-56. Iowa State made the 2015 NCAA tournament as a three seed, but was upset by UAB in the first round. Hoiberg made Iowa State a premier team during his tenure.
Hoiberg runs an up-tempo offense that is based on quick possessions. Many skeptics wonder how this type of offense will
translate to the NBA. One thing to keep an eye on in the upcoming season is the way that Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler play together. Rose and Butler are both elite players who want to be the alpha dog of the team. Can these stars keep a
level head and compete night in and night out without rubbing their new coach the wrong way? Many wonder if there is trouble brewing for Hoiberg before he even steps in Chicago. One thing is for sure, with the firing of Tom Thibodeau, the Bulls have gone all in hoping that Hoiberg can turn this very talented squad into a championship contender over the next few seasons.
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