Fred Hoiberg Rumors
Butler shared his impressions of new coach Fred Hoiberg with Rolling Stone. “He’s a really good coach. He knows what he’s doing,” Butler told the magazine. “He has some great offensive schemes and a great coaching staff. I think he’s gonna be good for the Bulls. I think Chicago will like him. He’s a very likeable guy, very successful at the college level and hopefully he can bring it to the Bulls.”
“I’m thrilled to be back,” Dunleavy said in an interview. “It’s a really fair deal. I’m looking forward to playing for (new coach Fred Hoiberg) and love our team.”
Rose, who works well with all coaches and respected Tom Thibodeau, has told confidantes he’s excited by the Fred Hoiberg hire. “I think they complement each other beautifully,” Hoiberg said of Rose and Butler. “I’m looking forward to trying to put those guys in great spots where they can continue to be All-Star-caliber players.”
KC Johnson: Like Steve Kerr did last year, Fred Hoiberg coaching the Bulls’ summer-league team is in play.
KC Johnson: With Boylen hire official/signs pointing to Pete Myers returning and Mike Wilhelm being retained, Hoiberg needs 1 asst. & video coordinator.
The Chicago Bulls announced today that Jim Boylen has been appointed associate head coach on Fred Hoiberg’s coaching staff. In accordance with club policy, terms of the contract were not announced. “I am very excited to add Jim to our staff as our associate head coach. His track record speaks for itself with nearly 30 years of coaching experience and three NBA championships on his resume,” said Hoiberg. “His work ethic and attention to detail will help our team every day, and I look forward to working with him as we prepare for next season.”
San Antonio assistant Jim Boylen has accepted an associate head coaching job with the Chicago Bulls, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg had targeted Boylen to coordinate his defensive coverages and use his strong NBA bench experience to facilitate Hoiberg’s leap to the pro sidelines from Iowa State. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich wanted to keep Boylen on his staff, but ultimately understood the financial opportunity and promotion that the Bulls were offering, sources said. Hoiberg and Boylen met recently, and Boylen had been weighing an offer for several days, sources said.
Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg is pursuing San Antonio Spurs assistant Jim Boylen to be his top assistant coach, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Bulls received permission from the Spurs to speak to Boylen and have interviewed him, league sources said. Chicago has offered Boylen its top assistant coaching position and expressed a willingness to give the title of associate head coach, league sources said.
Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg is pursuing San Antonio assistant Jim Boylen to be his top assistant coach, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Bulls have received permission from the Spurs to speak to Boylen, league sources said. Chicago has expressed a willingness to discuss the title of associate head coach, league sources said.
As Ollie, 42, prepares for his fourth season as the Huskies’ head coach, two of his peers in college basketball have embarked on the road some have predicted for him — coaching in the NBA. Billy Donovan left Florida to take over the Oklahoma City Thunder, a job for which Ollie was mentioned as a candidate as he reaffirmed his intention to stay in Storrs. And Fred Hoiberg left Iowa State to coach the Chicago Bulls. “They’re going to be wonderful [NBA] coaches,” Ollie said as fans approached for pictures under a large tree. “They’ve come into two great situations, great organizations. I know the Oklahoma City Thunder organization very well and I know the Chicago Bulls organization very well because I played for both of them. They’ve got great ties, great backing and they’re outstanding coaches. They’re going to relate to their players on a different level, bring something great, bring some energy.”
Well, not all coaches. At a presentation on wearable technology organized by coaching agent Warren Legarie last year in Chicago, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau raised his hand. Everyone in the audience knew where this was going. Thibodeau, fired last week by the Bulls and replaced by Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg, had resisted overtures from Bulls management to employ wearable technology to monitor players’ recovery, league sources said. “He was basically challenging it, like, ‘Michael Jordan didn’t need that,’” Kopp said. “Fair point, but one of the most amazing athletes in the entire world, I would argue, would’ve benefited, too. There’s a reason why they call it old school, because it’s been replaced by new thinking.”
KC Johnson: Doug McDermott met with Fred Hoiberg Wednesday AM: “I can see him playing like the Warriors, going small and using shooters.” McDermott had good perspective on his difficult rookie season. Reflected during short postseason break, now back working out/confident.
KC Johnson: Hoiberg said he plans to go to Spain to visit Gasol. This is similar to approach Kerr took when he got Warriors job and visited all players.