Bulls Head Coach Fred Hoiberg On Life And Hoops
Bulls Head Coach Fred Hoiberg was so beloved in his hometown of Ames, Iowa that he was nicknamed “The Mayor” after receiving write-in votes for the office. His popularity shouldn’t be a surprise considering he was quarterback of the high school football team, captain of the basketball team, and a star guard for Iowa State University.
His solid NBA career was cut short by a health issue, but that didn’t stop the determined Hoiberg from continuing his passion for basketball. Hoiberg opens up to WBEZ sports contributor Cheryl Raye-Stout about growing up in a college town, the dangerous heart that could have killed him, and the ups and downs of rebuilding the Bulls into a contender.
Cheryl Raye-Stout, WBEZ sports contributor
Fred Hoiberg, Chicago Bulls Head Coach