Fred Hoiberg spotted at Golden State Warriors’ practice
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Former Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg was at a Golden State Warriors practice in Oakland, California, on Monday.
ESPN shared a photo on Twitter of Hoiberg, who appeared to have been talking to Warriors coach Steve Kerr.
After practice, Kerr told reporters that Hoiberg stopped by on his way to Napa, California, for a vacation with his wife, Carol.
“We’ve known each other for a while so [he] just came by to say hello,” Kerr said (via ESPN).
Last month, Hoiberg told ESPN that his “passion is in coaching” and he made it clear he would prefer to take on another college or NBA coaching role rather than returning to an NBA front-office position.
The Bulls unceremoniously fired Hoiberg on Dec. 3 after three-plus seasons. At the time, the Bulls, who are in the second season of their rebuild, were 5-19 with key players Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dun and Bobby Portis out with injuries. Without him, the Bulls have gone 7-22.
Shortly after the Bulls named Jim Boylen their new coach, Kerr defended Hoiberg, saying he “never really had a chance.”
Before his Bulls stint, Hoiberg coached five seasons at Iowa State, leading the Cyclones to the Sweet 16 in 2014.