Fred Hoiberg Rumors
But Butler and Hoiberg have improved their relationship on their own, according to the second-year Bulls coach. “Jimmy and I have had a lot of conversations,” he said. “There’s a lot of things (that happened) last year. The big thing was the comment after the New York game…We got it handed to us and the comment was made.”
It put Hoiberg in an awkward position of sorts and Butler received criticism for calling out his coach publicly. No matter where people sat in terms of the comments, it made for scrutinized co-existence that will only be more scrutinized until the wins start piling up. “We had a lot of conversations and I don’t see any issues with Jimmy Butler and I,” Hoiberg said. “The biggest thing as a staff is we have 15 guys that we gotta coach and hopefully put them in situations and utilize their skill sets and get the most out of them.”
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.