Bulls hire Fred Hoiberg



From what the reports say, the press conference will be Tuesday. I am not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, at least ThomASS is gone. With the other, I don’t think he was the best option. It’s frustrating because Jeff Van Gundy was available but due to the thin-skinned management that is, the front office of the Bulls, he wasn’t even in the discussion. It’s a shame.

Maybe I am making too much of this, but I am going to play the history card here. 17 years ago, the Bulls hired another coach from Iowa State (Tim Floyd) and we all know how that went. I am just not a fan of college coaches being hired in the NBA. I know, Hoiberg at least, played in the NBA.

What’s also a concern is that the Bulls have given Hoiberg a five-year deal. That’s too much of a commitment for a new coach. What if things get real shitty in the next year or two? The Bulls would be stuck with three years worth of money.

As always with new coaches, we will give this guy a chance. He deserves that opportunity. Hoiberg’s mission is to make the Chicago Bulls relevant for the first time in 17 years. However, he, like his predecessor, will be on a short leash.

23 Responses to “Bulls hire Fred Hoiberg”

  1. chucky Says:

    Fro….Hoiberg is bound to be an improvement over that shithead they’ve had the last five years. But you’re right about the 5 years. That’s just insane. Two, maybe three at the most, and that would be with a proven commodity, would have been far better.

    At any rate, I’m just glad that we are able to even talk about this. It meant that the Bulls finally woke up about Thibodeau.

    Ding, dong, the bitch is dead!

  2. Kyle jarn Says:

    I just read this artical by you and I find it hilarious. TOM THIBIDEU was the best coach the bulls had since Jackson and his recond proves it. So we will see how hoiberg does but don’t go crying if the results dip under his watch, but remember you wanted it! Also you obviously haven’t read any articals about the bulls/thibideu divorce as you would know Jeff Van Gundy nationally trashed the bulls and management had a fit where they confronted him and cussed him out. He was never an option and he hinself wouldn’t come to the bulls as he hates management for the thibideu vs management incident.

  3. Fro Dog Says:

    I think Kyle has some type of issue not being able to spell and capitalize words correctly.

    And I did read about Jeff Van Gundy trashing the Bulls. If you can actually read the article again, you can see that I mentioned that management was butt hurt from what was said during that game.

    I think we all know now that you are a 15 year-old kid who needs a lesson in proper grammar.

  4. Kyle jarn Says:

    I love it how when people in general and you in this instance have nothing to prove someone wrong so you attack not capatlizing the word Bulls or spelling one word wrong by a letter. Its a very good strategy for those out there who know shit.

  5. Fro Dog Says:

    Myself, along with others, already proved our points to you in several other threads. And if you read my last comment, you would have noticed, that I once again, proved you wrong about not mentioning Van Gundy. Good Lord, you are awful.

    And I am very well aware that the Bulls will probably still suck next year. But at least Derrick Rose won’t be playing 45 minutes in a game that the Bulls are up 30.

  6. Kyle jarn Says:

    I’m just going to leave it at Thibideu was a good coach who didn’t deserve so much bashing but wore out his welcome and didn’t produce in the post-season.

  7. Pie in the Sky Says:


    Got to love how nearly every person who takes the time to verbally attack and/or mock Fro on his blog can’t even take the time to spell simple words such as articles. Articles. Articles.

    Tom Thibodeau. THIB-O-DEAU. If you can’t spell that right, just call him Thibs.

    Tip for haters: If you’re going to criticize and attack a blogger for having a wrong opinion, then make sure your facts (e.g. grammar, spelling, stats) are correct. What you’re doing is the equivalent of walking into a job interview with a dildo hanging out of your mouth (or any attire/hygiene flaws). Even if you have great ideas or a wonderful presentation to make to the employer, your credibility takes a major hit because of the appearance flaw.

    If you take the time to hate with personal attacks or mockery, then take the time to research. Thanks.

  8. Fro Dog Says:

    I appreciate your words, Pie. Thank you. And I agree. If someone you think is wrong, feel free to disagree but without acting like an ass clown.

  9. Kyle jarn Says:

    If you two are so educated and affluent then what is your job and in what ballpark is your income? I’m going out on a limb and guessing its shit. At least I have a future.

  10. CubsBearsSoxSuck Says:

    To follow up on what Chucky brought up last week about a new banner… Whenever one of out targets is shit canned I always kind of look forward to the next victim.So as much as I would like to see “Fuck You Jay Cutler” I don’t think it’s plausible. lol

    On a serious note I would like to nominate… Fire GAR-PAX.
    We all seem to be in agreement they are incompetent fools with neckties. A great banner picture would have Gar on one side and Pax on the other with a Vince McMahon YOUR FIIIIIRRRED!! face in the middle.

  11. Fro Dog Says:

    Kyle, what do our occupations and amount of money we make have anything to do with what goes on with a professional basketball team? You don’t have to be “educated”, as you amply put it, to know that the first word in the beginning of a sentence and a name of a person needs to be capitalized. I can see you’re doing better. Good work.

    And as far as jobs are concerned, I quit my job seven years ago to start this website. I haven’t made much but I think brighter days are ahead.

  12. Fro Dog Says:

    CS, your quote of “Two incompetent fools with neckties” is going on the header of this website.

  13. Pie in the Sky Says:

    I love how Jarn implies that all three of us—himself included—are losers in the present. Only Jarn has a future. Quite possibly the worst use of the “What’s your job/income” argument that I’ve seen.

    Next up: Jarn will ask us how much pussy we get every night.

    Okay. This conversation has regressed into a Yahoo! Sports comment section. I’m out.

    And Fro, I know exactly what it’s like dealing with passionate readers like KJ because, as a former freelance writer, I had sports content published on Yahoo! Sports from 2010-2012.

    Members of the Yahoo! Sports community are truly mental. My friend would read my articles. He’d show me these huge rebuttals that readers wrote in the comments section. I’m not sure why they were arguing because my article clearly agreed with every point they had made. Just like Jarn refuses to acknowledge your previous Van Gundy discussions.

    Some people don’t even read the articles; they just read the title or link. Then they assume they know everything and go off on their rants. Haha.

  14. genrebuster Says:

    I like the new banner and the CS quote.

    One more thing….the world is over populated with highly educated, affluent douche-bags. Perhaps you’ve met one; they can be ignorant, miserable, greedy, and/or PATHETIC.

    To be clear, I’m not against higher education or wealth. But if that’s all there is, I’m not impressed.

  15. CubsBearsSoxSuck Says:

    The new banner is SWEET!

  16. Fro Dog Says:

    Glad you guys like it. As said before, I loved John Paxson as a player. I was lucky to be old enough to remember watching that three he hit to help the Bulls win their third title. But as a part of the front office, he’s been here long enough. 12 years, I believe? He’s had three head coaches in that period. Gar’s been a part of two as the general manager.

  17. dvxprime Says:

    I am dvxprime and I approve of the new banner.

    Seriously, there was not a shortage of experienced head coaches and ‘ready for prime time’ assistants waiting for their shot, and any one of them would have been better than Ferd Hoiberg. Better college coaches have been and burned by their NBA tenures, how the hell did they justify Hoisberg? At least Rick Pitino and Jerry Tarkanian won titles before they came to the pros.

    On the other hand, Black Hawks winning on the road…EPIC WIN!

    13 down, 3 to go…GO BLACK HHAAAWWKS!!!

  18. Nemo Says:

    I guess me and Fro are the only ones who care about the Hawks trying to win the Cup.

  19. Fro Dog Says:

    Not at all, Nemo. DVX and CS are longtime fans, as well. As DVX implied right before you, it was a great win last night. The Blackhawks looked a bit flat in the first but Crawford kept them in it. They scored both goals right after Crawford shut down Callahan on that breakaway.

  20. genrebuster Says:

    I am pulling for the Blackhawks; was in Chicago having dinner on Broadway the other night when they won Game 1. Will be back in July if things go as planned…

  21. Fro Dog Says:


    Let me know what dates you will be back in the city. We’ll get some food. Maybe some of you will also come out. If it’s after the 17th, even better. I am going to be fairly busy until then, but will make time, if needed.

  22. genrebuster Says:


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