Fred Hoiberg went on the record to state he prefers to remain in coaching rather than returning to an NBA front office.

Hoiberg has been mentioned as a candidate for UCLA's head coaching vacancy.

"My passion is in coaching and I'm looking forward to what lies ahead," said Hoiberg.

The Minnesota Timberwolves could have interest in Hoiberg in either a head coaching or general manager capacity.

Hoiberg was fired by the Chicago Bulls earlier this season.

Hoiberg said he will keep an open mind in searching for his next basketball job.

"I am not prioritizing one over the other in respect to the NBA and college," Hoiberg said. "The jobs are so different that you cannot compare them, so I plan on evaluating whatever opportunities may come independently."