Bulls fire head coach Fred Hoiberg

Bulls fire head coach Fred Hoiberg

Hoiberg spent over three seasons in Chicago, with a 115-155 overall mark, but last season's 27-55 record was the Bulls' worst since 2003-04. A coaching change wasn't part of the plan.

After a little more than three uninspiring seasons as the head coach of the Chicago Bulls, Fred Hoiberg was sacked on Monday morning. This year's 5-19 start sealed his fate. Boylen posted a 69-60 record with one NCAA Tournament appearance, but a downturn to seasons of 14-17 and 13-18 in his last two years cost him his job.

This morning Chicago Bulls Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations John Paxson made the announcement of Hoiberg's firing.

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"We've had discussions with Fred and his staff for all the time he's been here, and we talked about a way of playing", Paxson said.

Along with the Bulls, Boylen has served as an assistant with the Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs.

Boylen has been a long-time National Basketball Association assistant and is occasionally confused with former National Basketball Association head coach and Cleveland Cavaliers assistant Jim Boylan.

Boylen becomes the sixth coach hired by the current front office.

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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.

The 7-foot Markkanen is perhaps the centerpiece of Chicago's rebuilding plan, but Hoiberg won't be around to see it through. Unfortunately for him, the injury bug prevented him from having the entire squad for the majority of the season. "I don't think we've owned it very well". And he did a lot of good things for us.

I'm starting to wonder whether "Gar" is short for Garfield, as this cat has had more than nine lives.

Hoiberg was named Bulls head coach on June 2, 2015.

As a senior that season, Boylen was the runner-up to the late Reggie Lewis, who was drafted by the Boston Celtics, as the conference player of the year.

The circumstances were different, but the results were just as disappointing. Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler, Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic were among the departures as the Bulls tried to find the right formula.

Hoiberg's recipe for success was clear to everyone who followed his team, everyone except those running the Bulls organization.

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