Fred Hoiberg to Join Bulls on Tuesday?

It’s no secret that Iowa State Cyclones head coach Fred Hoiberg has been linked to and wants the Chicago Bulls head coaching job, and now it appears that union could become a reality.

According to Randy Petersen of the Des Moines Register, Hoiberg could be named as the team’s head coach as early as Tuesday. Per Frank Isola of the New York Daily Newsthe deal is worth $25 million over five years. That’s a hefty price tag for someone with no NBA head coaching experience.

But it’s hard to ignore how much success Hoiberg has had with Iowa State despite not ever being an NBA coach. In five years in Ames, he has gone 115-56 (49-39 Big 12) and has turned the team from a forgettable squad into a regular Final Four and championship contender. This past season, he won his second consecutive conference championship.

Hoiberg also played 10 NBA seasons, four of which were with Chicago, and also served as the Minnesota Timberwolves’ VP of Basketball Operations. Thus, it’s not as though the NBA is completely foreign territory to him.

Hoiberg has not returned calls to reporters and ISU players have been instructed not to speak to the press, so this story is far from official. However, Campus Sports will update it as more information becomes available.

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