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Bulls Fire Fred Hoiberg

Hoiberg is the second NBA coach to be fired in the 2018-19 season.

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The Chicago Bulls have fired head coach Fred Hoiberg after a 5-19 start to the season.

Hoiberg was named the head coach in Chicago on June 2, 2015, after spending five seasons as head coach at Iowa State. During his Bulls tenure, his team had a record of 115-155. His 155 losses are the fifth most by a coach in Bulls franchise history.

The Bulls have lost six consecutive games and 10 of their past 11 with an injury riddled squad that is 28th offensively and 24th on defense. Chicago’s 5-19 start is tied for fifth worst in team history.

Associate head coach Jim Boylen has been promoted to head coach.