Former Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg in ongoing discussions for Nebraska job
Fred Hoiberg, who was fired earlier this season by the Chicago Bulls and replaced by assistant Jim Boylen, has been fielding offers from numerous teams in both the NCAA and NBA.
Rumors have been swirling around Hoiberg since he was let go from the Bulls organization, but with the 2019 NCAA Tournament into its third week, the news has picked up and it appears as if Hoiberg has found his next gig.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Hoiberg is in deep discussions with the University of Nebraska to take over its men’s basketball program, replacing Tim Miles.
Discussions between Nebraska and Fred Hoiberg remain ongoing today for the school's head coaching job, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 29, 2019
Miles’ tenure with the Cornhuskers was not particularly productive, and this season, he finished with a rough 6-14 conference record.
Miles held the Nebraska head coaching position from 2012 to 2019, and during that time, he never finished higher than fourth in the Big Ten — while only finishing 2 seasons with an-over .500 record in the conference. Nebraska made one NCAA Tournament (2013-14) while he was with the team.
Though Fred Hoiberg’s time with the Bulls was rife with drama, his last head coaching gig among the NCAA ranks was memorable and successful. He piloted his alma mater — Iowa State — to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including a run to the Sweet 16 in 2013-14.
During the final four years of his tenure with the Cyclones, Hoiberg finished no lower than fourth in the Big 12 conference.
Only time will tell if Hoiberg can turn Nebraska’s men’s basketball program around, but on the surface, this seems like a good hire for the ‘huskers.