Fred Hoiberg fired as Bulls head coach

Former Iowa State star and head coach Fred Hoiberg has been fired by the NBA’s Chicago Bulls, the team announced Monday morning.

The Bulls are 5-19 this season in Hoiberg’s fourth year, which is the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference.

Hoiberg took over the job prior to the 2015-16 season and led Chicago to 42-win and 41-win seasons in his first two years, including a playoff berth in his second season. The Bulls won the first two games of the playoffs before an injury to point guard Rajon Rondo derailed their hopes of advancing.

Last season, the Bulls began a rebuild by trading away all-star wing Jimmy Butler in return for Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine and a draft pick that turned into Lauri Markkanen. The team won 27 games.

Hoiberg’s career record is 115-155 as an NBA coach.

Source: Iowa State Daily