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Report: Fred Hoiberg still wants to coach in NBA, will be ‘top candidate’ for college

Fred Hoiberg

The Chicago Bulls announced on Monday that they have fired Fred Hoiberg in his fourth season with the team, and it is fair to wonder if the coach’s style is better suited for the college game. He seems to be hoping that is not the case.

KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports that Hoiberg intends to continue coaching, and he would prefer to do so in the NBA.

Hoiberg made a name for himself with the tremendous success he enjoyed at Iowa State, where he had an overall record of 115-56 and led the Cyclones to the NCAA Tournament four years in a row. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Hoiberg will be considered a “top candidate” if he decides to explore a job at the collegiate level again.

While he’s just 46 and probably deserves another chance in the NBA, Hoiberg’s resume is not great after his tenure with the Bulls. He led the team to the playoffs just once, where they lost in the first round. His offers from college teams may be more enticing.

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