Bulls fire head coach Hoiberg

first_imgHead coach Fred Hoiberg of the Chicago Bulls signals to his team during a game against the San Antonio Spurs at the United Center on November 26, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois. AFPCHICAGO, United States – The Chicago Bulls fired head coach Fred Hoiberg on Monday following the team’s dismal start to the season which has left them near the foot of the Eastern Conference standings.The Bulls said in a statement Hoiberg would be replaced by associate head coach Jim Boylen in an effort to reverse the slide.ADVERTISEMENT The Bulls are languishing one place off the bottom of the standings with only five wins against 19 defeats.Only two other teams in the NBA have worse records.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissVia a statement released by the team, Bulls Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations John Paxson said:“Decisions like this one are never easy to make, however I felt this was the right choice for our organization at this time,” Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson said in a statement. GALLERY: Team Lakay champions hailed in heroes parade After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ “After a thorough evaluation, I elected to make this move with the overall development of our team in mind.“As a team, I believe it is imperative that we make unfaltering strides in the right direction and build the right habits to help put our players in the best position to evolve not only now, but into the future.”Hoiberg, 46, took over as Bulls head coach in the 2015-2016 season.In the three seasons he has been at the helm, the Bulls have missed the playoffs twice and lost in the first round of the playoffs.In his 246 games in charge, the Bulls won 110 and lost 136. /cbbADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img