Fred Hoiberg's stint in Chicago is officially over as the the team announced its decision to fire the head coach following a 5-19 start to the season.
Hoiberg was in his fourth season as coach of the Bulls
The Chicago Bulls fired head coach Fred Hoiberg.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 3, 2018
The Bulls are in 14th place in the Eastern Conference, ahead of only the Cleveland Cavaliers. The massively improved play of Zach LaVine has been one of the few bright spots for the team this year.
Chicago is clearly not close to competing for a ring, but the decision to move on from Hoiberg suggests that they didn't think he was a good fit for the direction the organization is heading.
Chicago Bulls announce they have fired Fred Hoiberg. Can’t wait to see what college job he lands in March.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) December 3, 2018
Hoiberg led the Bulls to playoffs in 2016-17, but the team was bounced in the first round by the Boston Celtics, despite getting out to an early 2-0 series lead.
Despite the plethora of injuries the Bulls are dealing with this year, they decided it was best to pull the plug on the Hoiberg experiment and move forward with a new head coach.