Fred Hoiberg Rumors
Another intriguing twist Friday night came late in the fourth quarter when fans started to scream “Fire Hoiberg” throughout the United Center. While it’s clear that many fans would rather not see Hoiberg back with the Bulls next season, Bulls general manager Gar Forman has been on record earlier in the year as saying Hoiberg would be back to start next season.
One of the reasons, Forman gave that declaration is because of the fact that Hoiberg still has three years, and almost $15 million left on his contract. “Sure, I understand the frustration [from fans],” Hoiberg said. “It was a frustrating game there was no doubt about that, to go out this way. Again, the high note to start this series, the way we got out to a 2-0 lead, we couldn’t finish it off. I thought we fought and battled, especially in Game 5 in Boston. We didn’t have it tonight so I do understand.”
“Jimmy, he’s going to battle,” Hoiberg said. “It’s one thing you know about Jimmy, is he’s as well-conditioned as anybody in this game. He’s as big [of] a competitor as anyone in this game. He does have soreness; there’s no denying that. But he’s going to continue to go out there and give it everything he has.”