10, 2018, Hoiberg's Bulls eeked out a 99-98 victory against the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers. "Jim is going to be our coach". Or the Bulls last coach, current Minnesota Timberwolves head man Tom Thibodeau.
"When you look in the locker room after a game and you don't see guys maybe hurting as much as they did before about losing, those are all things that when you sit in my position, in (Gar Forman's) position, you have to pay attention to", Paxson said. Over 20 years in the National Basketball Association, he has been an assistant in Houston, Golden State, Milwaukee, Indiana and San Antonio.
Before his Bulls stint, Hoiberg coached five seasons at Iowa State, leading the Cyclones to the Sweet 16 in 2014.
He replaced Tom Thibodeau, who was sacked after five seasons. With Rose's departure the Bulls became "Jimmy Butler's team" - the same Jimmy Butler that left for Minnesota and then demanded his way out of there too, arriving in Philadelphia earlier this year. And he handled a lot of hard situations with class. On paper, Chicago looked like a team that could have a chance to at least compete for a playoff spot in a weaker Eastern Conference, but that simply has not been the case and Hoiberg is clearly taking the blame for that, as opposed to say, the weird ill-fitting roster. He finishes his tenure in Chicago, where he played for four seasons and had a long history with general manager Gar Forman, with a record of 115-155 (.426) and a single playoff appearance, when the Bulls were ousted in the first round by Boston in 2017.
Boylen said he will add Dean Cooper from the Bulls G league affiliate, Windy City, to the coaching staff. Boylen said he plans to meet with players and coaches individually in IN this evening to discuss their respective roles on the team. They got Markkanen, Dunn and Zach LaVine and appeared to be on the right track last season, with their competitiveness and player development.
Coincidentally, another Jim Boylan - different spelling - landed the interim head coaching job when Paxson fired Skiles.