Fred Hoiberg Rumors
More importantly, it again signaled the reality that the belief this team can make a run for the playoffs with the schedule being the easiest of the contenders over the next two weeks is a fallacy—if the first 70 games is any indication. “For us to come out with that lack of effort at this point in the season is maddening,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said. “Look at the points in the paint, 70-30; that tells you everything you need to know about tonight’s game.”
“We didn’t guard anybody,” Butler said. “The lack of discipline, game plan, whatever you want to call it. The game plan is important but if you’re not going to do what the game plan says then go get a stop and nobody will be mad at you.”
“He’s a guy that goes out and approaches his job the same way every day. He goes to work. He never complains. He does what’s asked of him. Also if you asked them, they’d tell you he’s as passionate of a guy as we have on this team as well.” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said before the game. “He’s got a fire to him that you just don’t ever want to take away.
Nick Friedell: Butler: “We were just lazy. I hate this word — and soft. I hate it. But that’s exactly what we were. They beat us at every 50/50 ball.”
At the moment—less than two years into his five-year, $25 million contract—Hoiberg has the unwavering support of Bulls management. But if past is prologue, he should be concerned. “Hoiberg’s safe for now, but you watch,” one of the coaching sources said. “With about a year or two left on his deal and they’re losing, you’ll see. Those guys aren’t going anywhere, and they know it.”