Thibodeau out as Bulls head coach

The Bulls parted ways with its head coach of five years, Tom Thibodeau on Thursday morning.

Thibodeau took Chicago to the Conference Finals and won the Coach of the Year award in his first season but couldn’t advance past the conference semifinals during the subsequent seasons.

Thibodeau or “Thibs” is known as a tough-minded defensive guru. In his five seasons, he compiled a 255-139 regular season record and went 23-28 in the playoffs.

Thibodeau is the third head coach to be fired this season and could be linked to the vacancies in New Orleans and Orlando, who currently have James Borrego (10-20 record) as an interim head coach.

Yahoo Sports NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski has been told by people around Fred Hoiberg that the Iowa State head coach and former Minnesota Timberwolves guard will be named the next head coach of the Bulls.


Hoiberg went 115-56 in five seasons as the head coach of the Cyclones with his best season coming in 2013, when he led Iowa State to a Sweet Sixteen appearance.

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