Report: Bulls soured on Fred Hoiberg for lack of structure, execution on both ends of the court
"What you can pin on Fred is a lack of structure on both ends of the floor." –@ShamsCharania
— Bernstein & McKnight (@Bernstein_McK) December 3, 2018
— Matt Peck (@Bulls_Peck) December 3, 2018
With a lowly 5-19 record this season, you don’t have to watch Bulls games to know they are not playing well right now. The Bulls are sulking on defense as they are currently 26th in the league in opponent points per game (113.0). On offense, they are among the league’s worst in field goal percentage with a 44 percent clip. Their offensive schemes haven’t been fluid as they are coughing up the ball 14.8 times each game.
The Bulls have lost 10 of their last 11 games and are currently on a six-game losing streak. While many would argue that Hoiberg didn’t have a playoff-contending roster this season, and injuries have played a major role in the team’s struggles, his failure to steer the Bulls forward now and when Jimmy Butler was on the roster doomed him.
Now that the Bulls have made a major change in their organization, it could be safe to assume that the team is focusing their sights on preparing for a big offseason in 2019. A prized prospect is up for grabs in the stacked draft next year, and the 2019 free-agency class is one of the best in years.
A win-now mentality is far off the road for Chicago , but establishing a winning culture will be important for them come the summer of 2019.