Chicago Bulls Fire Head Coach

Hoiberg Speculation Continues

Published 05/28 2015 11:52AM

Updated 05/28 2015 11:52AM

CHICAGO, Ill - The Chicago Bulls announced Thursday that they have fired head coach Tom Thibodeau.

"When Tom was hired in 2010, he was right for our team and system at that time, and over the last five years we have had some success with Tom as our head coach,” said Chicago Bulls General Manager Gar Forman. “But as we looked ahead and evaluated how we as a team and an organization could continue to grow and improve, we believed a change in approach was needed."

According to, the Bulls “will be searching for their 22nd head coach in franchise history.  Their interest in Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg as a replacement for Thibodeau has been an open secret around the league for months, but it is not yet clear whether Chicago has a commitment from Hoiberg to make the jump to the pros. The Minnesota Timberwolves also are known to have a strong interest in Hoiberg.”

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