The “Fred Hoiberg to the Bulls” rumor slipped out of the confidential folder a long time ago.
Some say Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau may have known as early as January that his days were numbered.
Now comes word from the Ames Tribune that Hoiberg told an Iowa State recruit in April that he couldn’t commit to coach the Cyclones the next season.
In early April, Hoiberg let it be known to five-star recruit Cheick Diallo that his immediate future at ISU was not a certainty, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation told the Ames Tribune.
While Hoiberg did not definitively say he planned to move on to the NBA, sources said, he also communicated that he couldn’t fully commit he would be returning to ISU to coach Diallo and what figures to be a preseason top-10 Cyclones team in 2015-16.
Hoiberg is also being considered for the vacant Minnesota Timberwolves position.
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