Bulls fire head coach Fred Hoiberg

Bulls fire head coach Fred Hoiberg

After a thorough evaluation, I elected to make this move with the overall development of our team in mind. It added up to a 115-155 mark with one playoff appearance in three-plus seasons.

Boylen returned to the National Basketball Association in 2011-2012 at in and did a two-year stint (2013-2015) under Gregg Popovich at San Antonio, where he won another National Basketball Association title before moving on to the Bulls. The Bulls used that pick for 7-foot power forward Lauri Markkanen. 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.

The 53-year-old Michigan native has been an assistant coach in both college and the National Basketball Association for most of the last 30 years, getting his first gig at Michigan State University in 1987.

Boylen has been with the Bulls since 2015 and moves over from his role as the associate head coach.

However, there is a case to be made in defense of Fred Hoiberg, and it's one that seems to be the prevailing sentiment. Bobby Portis (right knee) and Kris Dunn (left knee), who are expected to return within the two weeks, would've allowed Hoiberg to coach the team he had worked with this summer.

I'm starting to wonder whether "Gar" is short for Garfield, as this cat has had more than nine lives.




Chicago went into full rebuild mode and acquired a lot of young pieces while drafting players that they hoped would turn their fortunes around over the next few seasons.

He replaced Tom Thibodeau, who was sacked after five seasons.

The circumstances were different, but the results were disappointing.

Hoiberg's recipe for success was clear to everyone who followed his team, everyone except those running the Bulls organization.

The Bulls finally went all-in on rebuilding when they dealt Butler to Minnesota in a 2017 draft night trade.

"This decision was not based on our record, plain and simple", Paxson said. Boylen's first game in charge is Tuesday at in, where he landed as an assistant coach in 2011 after his four-year Ute tenure ended.

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