If the Chicago Bulls and Tom Thibodeau part ways this offseason, as many expect, management's choice as a replacement is believed to be Fred Hoiberg.
Hoiberg is currently head coach at Iowa State and played for the Bulls from 1999 until 2003.
Hoiberg underwent open-heart surgery in April.
The Bulls' front office reportedly can't wait to part ways with Thibodeau.
“Ahhhh, that’s all noise,” Thibodeau said. [...] “I want them to be mentally tough,” Thibodeau said. “In this league, it’s so easy to get sidetracked. There’s so much noise. Trades. Free agency. This. That. Whatever. To me, none of that is important. All that matters is what we think. Are we doing the right things every day? Are we putting the proper work in? Are we playing the right way? Practicing the right way? That’s how you play well in this league. All that other stuff is just noise, it doesn’t mean anything.”