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Fred Hoiberg  

Head Coach, Chicago Bulls

Fred Hoiberg is a former professional basketball player and current head coach for the Chicago Bulls.

Prior to Hoiberg joining the Bulls, he served as head men’s basketball coach for his alma mater, Iowa State University. Before beginning his coaching career, he played for ten years in the NBA, and served as vice president for basketball operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Born and raised in Ames, Iowa, Hoiberg was arguably the most popular player in the history of Iowa State basketball. Hoiberg's name is found among the top seven positions for nearly every statistical category, and his number, 32, has been retired by Iowa State. In college, he was known as an all-around player, capable of making clutch shots in important situations.

Following his collegiate career, Hoiberg was selected 52nd overall by the Indiana Pacers in the 1995 NBA Draft. In 1999, after four years with the Pacers, he signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls, at that time coached by Floyd, where he remained for four years. In July 2003, Hoiberg signed as a free agent to play for the Timberwolves, where he received greater acclaim as a three-point specialist.

In 2005, Hoiberg announced his retirement due to injury, and joined the Minnesota Timberwolves coaching staff, taking a job in the Timberwolves front office. In April 2010, Iowa State University announced that Hoiberg would take over as head basketball coach, replacing Greg McDermott. Hoiberg was declared 2012 Big 12 Co-Coach of the Year after winning nine more games during the 2012 conference season than in 2011, the largest season-to-season improvement in Big 12 history.

In June 2015, the Chicago Bulls hired Hoiberg as head coach under a 5-year contract.

Hoiberg and his wife, Carol, reside in Chicago with their four children.


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