Fred Hoiberg Rumors
Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg insists he can still work with Jimmy Butler. Hoiberg was adamant they can coexist even though the two-time All-Star guard called him out last season and did not embrace his offense. Hoiberg said “absolutely, I can” when asked if he can coach Butler. He spoke Monday during a news conference to introduce first-round draft pick Denzel Valentine.
Hoiberg says he met with Butler and other players a few weeks ago in Los Angeles and saw him again in Chicago last week. Hoiberg says they have been in “constant communication” and Butler is “in a great frame of mind right now.”
Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg is really excited to coach his new center named Lopez, whom the Bulls imported from New York in the trade that shipped out former NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose, a deal that has received mixed reviews. There’s just one problem: he might not be entirely sure which Lopez he’s got. Let’s help Coach out with a clarification: the Bulls just traded for Robin Lopez, the wild-coiffed defensive-minded 7-footer most recently employed by the New York Knicks, rather than Brook Lopez, the more closely-cropped offense-first 7-footer employed by the Brooklyn Nets. They look similar — twins often do — but despite their features and shared love of comic books, they’re discrete individuals.