Chicago Bulls Fire Head Coach Fred Hoidberg After a 5-19 Start
The Fred Hoidberg era has come to an end in Chicago.
A troubling, up-and-down tenure, Hoidberg butted heads with many of his players, including Jimmy Butler and Rajon Rondo who have since moved on from the team. Following a horrendous 5-19 start to the season, the Bulls figured its time to move into a different direction.
“Decisions like this one are never easy to make, however I felt this was the right choice for our organization at this time,” said team executive John Paxson. “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.”
During his time with the Bulls, the former Iowa State head coach led the Bulls to a 115-155 (.426) record. Jim Boylen has been promoted and will take over as the interim head coach.