Yahoo! Sports column: Forman “obsessive” about Hoiberg

 There’s a reason Yahoo! Sports NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski commands deep respect from those around the game.

 The man’s adept at what he does.

 In the overnight hours, he crafted this exquisitely blunt and well-written column about why the Chicago Bulls-Tom Thibodeau “partnership” was, perhaps, “forever doomed.”

 Please read it if you haven’t already. The Thibs stuff, of course, is filler for this market. 

 But what did he say about Fred Hoiberg?

  A couple passages stood out:

 1. “Finally, the Bulls have the clear path to hire Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg. [Bulls GM Gar] Forman has been obsessive in his desire to hire Hoiberg, and it will be only a matter of days until the Bulls’ make-believe search ends and this back-door process is over.”

 2. “As word started to reach Thibodeau’s inner circle that the Bulls had an understanding with Hoiberg that he would accept the job, sources say, the organization felt no need to wait until June to fire Thibodeau.”

 Clear, concise, to the point.

 HoibergWatch 2015 began long ago, of course, but we’re all hearing the critical period, which started with yesterday’s firing of Thibodeau, won’t last long.

 Again: Here’s the link to Wojnarowski’s column.


Rob Gray


Rob, an Ames native, joined Cyclone Fanatic in August, 2014 after nearly a decade and a half of working at Iowa's two largest newspapers. He spent 10 years at the Des Moines Register and, after a brief stint in public relations, joined the Cedar Rapids Gazette as an Iowa State correspondent three years ago. Rob specializes in feature stories for CF.