CHICAGO (WREX) — The Chicago Bulls have fired head coach Fred Hoiberg and assistant coach Jim Boylen has been named the interim head coach.
The team made the announcement via Twitter this morning, saying “Chicago Bulls Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations John Paxson announced today that Fred Hoiberg has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the team.”
“Decisions like this one are never easy to make, however I felt this was the right choice for our organization at this time,” Paxson said in a statement.
“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,” he continued.
Hoiberg was in the fourth year of a five year contract. Hoiberg led to the playoffs once, losing in the first round to the Boston Celtics.
The Bulls currently have the second-worst record in the NBA, at 5-19.