Bulls fire Hoiberg, promote Boylen to head coach

Bulls fire Hoiberg, promote Boylen to head coach

Hoiberg, 46, took over as Bulls head coach in the 2015-2016 season.

In the wake of Fred Hoiberg's firing on Monday morning, Jim Boylen has been promoted from assistant to head coach of the Chicago Bulls. In fact, the Bulls have already named Hoiberg's permanent, non-interim replacement: associate head coach Jim Boylen. The Bulls were not expected to contend this season, so the dubious record is not surprising, but Hoiberg overall has been a disappointment since being hired away from Iowa State in 2015 to take over for Tom Thibodeau.

It was from John Paxson, executive vice president of basketball operations and a proud Bulls alum.

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The Bulls have been hit hard by injuries this season, but at 5-19 only two teams have worse records. 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.

Following his first run in Chicago, the Bulls made a decision to pair All-Star Jimmy Butler - who shot just 31.2 percent from distance the year prior - with Rajon Rondo and Dwyane Wade, who have combined to shoot just 31.1 from outside over the course of their careers. The Bulls used that pick for 7-foot power forward Lauri Markkanen.

-Phoenix shooting guard Devin Booker will miss the Suns' home game Tuesday against the Sacramento Kings and likely at least three more contests due to his second left hamstring injury of the season. The team's 121-105 loss to the Houston Rockets on Saturday brought its losing streak to six straight, and the club has lost 10 of 11.

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