Bulls fire head coach Fred Hoiberg

Bulls fire head coach Fred Hoiberg

Boylen has been with the Bulls since Jun. 17, 2015. "We expect him to be our head coach moving forward. I understand the pressure and the expectations to get this turned around quickly".

Hoiberg, 46, became the head coach in Chicago on June 2, 2015 after five seasons as the coach at Iowa State. The Bulls' record is the third worst in the National Basketball Association overall. According to ESPN, his 155 losses are the fifth-most defeats by a coach in Bulls franchise history. They have lost their last six games.

The Bulls are now 5-19 and sit in 14th place in the Eastern Conference.

Hoiberg was in a tough position this season with four of the team's top players getting injured, a painful run that started early in training camp. Bobby Portis (right knee) and Kris Dunn (left knee), who are expected to return within the two weeks, would've allowed Hoiberg to coach the team he had worked with this summer.

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The 7-foot Markkanen is perhaps the centerpiece of Chicago's rebuilding plan, but Hoiberg won't be around to see it through.

"I think Jim will bring a really strong voice to our locker room", Paxson said. "We gave Fred an opportunity". But I'm tasked with, (general manager) Gar (Forman) is tasked with looking at the underlying things in an organization. What we're lacking is an energy and spirit. Hoiberg was in the fourth year of a five-year, $25M contract.

Three years and 6 months after the Bulls anointed him as the missing piece to a championship-ready roster, Fred Hoiberg was sacked as coach Monday morning. Most recently on the collegiate level, he was head coach at the University of Utah, where he led the Utes to the 2009 NCAA Tournament. He has also served as an assistant coach with Golden State (2003-04), Milwaukee (2004-05), IN (2011-13) and San Antonio (2013-14). Injuries have played a role, to be sure. Boylen declined to address whether or not he would push for a new deal, but Paxson made it clear Boylen will be in the Bulls' long-term plans.

Coincidentally, another Jim Boylan - different spelling - landed the interim head coaching job when Paxson fired Skiles.

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