Fred Hoiberg doesn’t wear a tie because of a heart condition
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In an interview with Grantland, new Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg revealed the reason behind his no-tie look.
“That’s why I stopped wearing it last year,” Hoiberg said, via Grantland. “I got a little light-headed with it on. The valve in my heart was in really bad condition last year, so that was a big part of it. But not wearing a tie was just so much more comfortable for me. I feel it every time my heart beats. Every time. Since the very first surgery, I feel every beat. For me, it’s a comfort thing. I’ve talked to my doctors about it, and they said they are more comfortable with me not wearing a tie.”
Hoiberg has been dealing with heart issues for quite some time. He had his playing career cut short after he was diagnosed with an aortic root aneurysm in 2005.
Hoiberg tweeted out this video in April:
— Fred Hoiberg (@ISUMayor32) April 20, 2015
Bulls fans and others on Twitter were throwing some major shade toward Hoiberg for the tieless look, but I’m guessing that will subside now that the truth is out.
Perhaps the referees would take you more seriously if you put on a tie, FRED HOIBERG.
— Maggie Hendricks (@maggiehendricks) October 29, 2015
I missed the game but … Fred Hoiberg doesn't wear a tie? I was ready to be a big time supporter …
— Mike Richman (@mikegrich) October 28, 2015
why does it bug me that Hoiberg doesn't wear a tie?
— Amanda Kaschube (@amandakaschube) October 28, 2015
I would think with NBA head coach paper that Fred Hoiberg could buy a tie. #MensWarehouseHotTake
— Chris Patton (@chrispatton_33) October 28, 2015
Is Hoiberg a "no tie" guy? Gonna need a few games to see how I feel about that.
— Matt O'Neall (@matt1all) October 28, 2015
Hoiberg can’t even be bothered to wear a tie for the NBA
— rockchalktalk (@rockchalktalk) October 28, 2015
Hoiberg just got $5 million a year to coach the Bulls and he STILL couldn't wear a tie to the presser? Is he phobic?
— Jon Schlitt (@jschlitt) June 2, 2015