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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Bulls fire Fred Hoiberg, make Jim Boylen permanent head coach

Fred Hoiberg

The Chicago Bulls announced on Monday that they have fired head coach Fred Hoiberg following one of their worst starts in franchise history, and they will not be conducting a search for his replacement.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Jim Boylen will take over as the head coach in Chicago, and he will not be given the interim title.

After they won just 27 games last year, the Bulls are off to a 5-19 start this season and look like one of the worst teams in the NBA. They made the playoffs just once in Hoiberg’s three-plus seasons with the team and lost in the first round.

Boylen has been the associate head coach in Chicago since 2015. He spent three seasons as an assistant on Gregg Popovich’s staff with the San Antonio Spurs prior to that.

Hoiberg was one of the 10 coaches we listed at the start of the year who were on the hot seat, and more than one of them have already lost their jobs.



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