It’s a bad time to be a coach in Chicago.
Unless you are Matt Nagy.
The Bulls have fired Fred Hoiberg after three-plus season with the club. In his time, he went 115-155.
Statment from John Paxson, Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations: “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.”
According to reports from the Chicago Sun-Times, Hoiberg was not expecting this. He came prepared today to run practice at 11 am. He thought he would have at least the opportunity to coach a healthy team. Lauri Markkanen just returned and Bobby Portis and Kris Dunn are close to returning.
Jim Boylen has been elevated to head coach with no interim hire. He will have a shot to earn the job.