Fred Hoiberg Rumors
That remains to be seen, he said while meeting with a couple of reporters in the tunnel of Hilton Coliseum before Iowa State’s Tuesday night game against Baylor. “I’m open right now,” said Hoiberg before watching a game as a fan for the first time since he was being recruited out of Ames High School. “We’ll see. I’m just looking for a great opportunity, whatever level that might be.” It sounded like Hoiberg, who was fired with a season left on his Chicago Bulls contract, preferred coaching to working in an NBA front office. “If the right front office did come around, I would potentially look at that,” Hoiberg said. “Coaching is the first thing on my mind, but if the right front office job came around, I’d look at it.”
Travis Hines: Fred Hoiberg just spoke with reporters for a few minutes at Hilton. Said he’s enjoying time with his family, but looking for the next opportunity. Said coaching is his focus, but that he would entertain the right front office opportunity. Story to come.
Glen Taylor certainly wishes Fred Hoiberg well. But the Minnesota Timberwolves owner isn’t directly pining for his former player and assistant general manager to be leading the Twin Cities charge in the NBA. Not now, anyway. Three days after firing coach Tom Thibodeau following a blowout victory, Taylor reiterated his support for interim coach Ryan Saunders in a scheduled interview with reporters in Des Moines on Wednesday. “We’ve hired Ryan to be the interim coach, and we’re going to give him the opportunity,” Taylor said.