Bulls fire coach Fred Hoiberg after 5-19 start to season

The Chicago Bulls have fired coach Fred Hoiberg, the team announced in a news release Monday morning.

At 5-19, the Bulls have the third-worst record in the NBA.

The team named longtime NBA assistant coach Jim Boylen its coach.

"Decisions like this one are never easy to make, however I felt this was the right choice for our organization at this time,” Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxon said in the news release. “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 make unfaltering strides in the right direction and build the right habits to help put our players in the best position to evolve not only now, but into the future. I want to thank Fred for his dedication and efforts, as well as for his enduring commitment to our team.”

Hoiberg had a 115-155 record in three-plus seasons and one playoff appearance with the Bulls.

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