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  • Iowa State’s Hoiberg Expected to Take Bulls Job This Week (UPDATED)

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    gettyimages-466248222-e1432746657557Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg is expected to be named the new coach of the Chicago Bulls this week.

    ESPN.com reported Hoiberg wil meet with the Bulls on Monday are the two sides are expected to finalize a deal.

    The Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times both reported Hoiberg could be announced before Thursday’s start of the NBA Finals.

    Meantime, Frank Isola of the Daily News reports the deal will be worth $25 million over five years.

    Sources previously told SNY.tv that the Bulls and Hoiberg had been in touch prior to this week’s firing of Tom Thibodeau.

    “It’s when we find the right guy,” Bulls GM Gar Forman said Thursday when asked the timeframe on hiring a new coach. “Whether that’s a day, a week, a month, we’re going to do what’s right for the organization”



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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.