Fred Hoiberg Rumors

The Bulls honored Loyola’s Final Four team Saturday night for its captivating run in the NCAA tournament, sitting team members in a luxury suite and introducing them to a standing ovation during a second-quarter timeout in the game against the Nets. Asked if the organization had considered using Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt as the Bulls’ representative at the NBA draft lottery May 15 in Chicago, coach Fred Hoiberg smiled and pointed to his head, using the universal signal for “good idea.”
It has been only five games with the Bulls, but the journeyman guard has upped the ante, averaging 13 points in just 22.2 minutes. That included his dynamic 19-point fourth quarter Tuesday against the Hornets in an offensive system Kilpatrick readily admits he still doesn’t always know where to go. “He fits well with what we try to do as far as creating long closeouts and getting into the paint,” coach Fred Hoiberg said. “He’s not afraid of any moment. He’s hitting big shots. He competes at the other end as well. He’s getting to the rim. He’s getting to the free-throw line. We’re spacing the floor and he’s driving and attacking.”