PBT Extra: Bulls’ Fred Hoiberg is on hot seat? Really?


Is Chicago’s Fred Hoiberg a quality NBA coach?

The book is still being written on that, because in his season-and-a-third at the helm of the Chicago Bulls he has not been given a roster that fits the style he wants to play, nor one that has better than .500 talent.

But the latest reports are that Hoiberg’s seat is getting warm after the Bulls fell to 6-10 in December (after a Friday afternoon loss to the Pacers, this video was taped before that game ended). But how is the fact this team has no shooters — they are shooting 26.8 percent from three in December — on Hoiberg? He wants some pace and space, and he got a roster with guys who prefer to attack the rim.

In this PBT Extra, I talk about how the blame for this Bulls team being at .500 and fighting for its playoff lives should fall farther up the Bulls’ food chain, not on Hoiberg.