After a rough 5-19 start to the season, the Chicago Bulls announced Monday morning the dismissal of head coach Fred Hoiberg.
“After a thorough evaluation, I elected to make this move with the overall development of our team in mind,” Paxson said in a statement. “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.”
Despite injuries to key players such as Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn, and Bobby Portis, the team didn’t appear to be progressing the way Bulls management envisioned which prompted the change. Hoiberg will now be replaced by associate head coach Jim Boylen.