Hoiberg Watch 2015: Running blog

Keep refreshing this page for the latest on Hoiberg Watch, 2015. We will be updating it was the latest links that involve Hoiberg, the Chicago Bulls and any/all implications this story has on Iowa State. 



3:43 P.M.

*** The Des Moines Register’s Randy Peterson writes that Fred Hoiberg will always be one of us.

1:01 P.M.

*** A live stream of Fred Hoiberg’s introductory press conference from WHO-TV coming up at 2 P.M.

11:16 A.M.

*** Our Kirk Haaland says goodbye and thank you to Fred Hoiberg.

***’s Reid Forgrave explains how college basketball is becoming the country’s fleeting sport.

9:44 A.M.

*** Dan Bernstein from CBS-Chicago has eight questions he would like to ask Fred Hoiberg. 

***’s Gary Parrish writes the Iowa State administration should let Jamie Pollard do his job.

*** The Chicago Tribune’s Steven Rosenbloom asks if Bulls management wanted a coach or a puppet.

8:40 A.M.

***’s Jon Rothstein reports that Iowa State’s administration is split over Hoiberg’s replacement.

*** Jeff Eisenberg of writes that Iowa State’s golden age doesn’t have to end with the loss of Hoiberg.

*** Hoiberg will be tasked with turning around a rough Bulls offense, according to’s Kelly Dwyer.

***’s Rob Dauster says Iowa State has everything riding on the hire of Hoiberg’s replacement.

*** Hoiberg’s top five moments in Ames courtesy of the Des Moines Register’s Tommy Birch.

***’s Myron Medcalf writes that Fred Hoiberg put Iowa State back on the map.


10:09 P.M.

*** It’s official. Fred Hoiberg is the head coach of the Chicago Bulls.*** With Hoiberg officially gone, our Chris Williams has a list of possible replacements.

*** Our Rob Gray says one golden era of Iowa State hoops has ended. Is another one soon to follow?

*** The Ames Tribune‘s Bobby La Gesse writes that despite Hoiberg leaving ISU, his bond with Ames will remain.

*** Travis Hines from the Ames Tribune says Hoiberg is following his heart to the NBA.

*** List of Hoiberg replacements from the Ames Tribune.

*** Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register thinks Hoiberg’s replacement is set up to win. 

*** Des Moines Register’s list of possible replacements for Fred Hoiberg. 

*** Brian Hamilton of writes that Fred Hoiberg’s replacement will have a chance to build on Hoiberg’s success.

8:04 P.M.

*** Our own Brent Blum comments on the end of Hoiball.

*** CBS Sports’ Doug Gottlieb comments on Fred Hoiberg’s chances to take the Bulls to the Finals.

*** Video of Fred Hoiberg’s comments at the airport from WHO-TV.

5:30 P.M.

*** Fred Hoiberg spoke with the media before boarding a plane for Chicago.

12:06 P.M.

*** has a list of eight possible replacements at Iowa State for Fred Hoiberg.

*** Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune reports on Ames and Iowa State’s love for Fred Hoiberg.

11:34 A.M.

*** Michael Whitlow of wonders if Fred Hoiberg is the next Steve Kerr.

9:56 A.M.

***’s Gary Parrish reports that Fred Hoiberg is traveling to Chicago and is ready to accept the position as Bulls head coach.

9:28 A.M.

*** Our own Chris Williams says Hoiberg Watch is over.

*** Chicago Tribune’s K.C. Johnson says Hoiberg will be introduced as head coach of the Bulls no later than Wednesday.

*** Joe Crowley of the Chicago Sun-Times asks if Fred Hoiberg is ready for a clash of Rose and Butler and if his offense will translate to the NBA.

***’s Nick Sciria says the Bulls are a risky job for Fred Hoiberg.

*** Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports Hoiberg’s deal with the Bulls will be worth five years, $25 million.


10:23 A.M.

*** K.C. Johnson from the Chicago Tribune has a timeline for Hoiberg taking over the Bulls.

10:00 A.M.

*** reports the Bulls are confident Fred Hoiberg will be their next head coach. 

*** The Orlando Magic already hired Scott Skiles as their next head coach, but the Orlando Sentinel reports that the Magic met with Fred Hoiberg.


8:41 P.M.

*** Former Bull and Fred Hoiberg teammate Will Perdue was on Chicago talk radio Friday to discuss the posibilitiy of his former teammate taking over the Bulls.

6:13 P.M.

*** Cyclone Fanatic top dog Chris Williams reported that Fred Hoiberg to the Bulls isn’t a done deal.

*** The guys over at Wide Right & Natty Lite have a list of possible replacements for Fred Hoiberg.

***’s Adrian Wojnarowski has interesting things to say about the Bulls’ pursuit of Fred Hoiberg and the downfall of Tom Thibodeau.

*** Chris Cuellar with the Des Moines Register writes that Iowa State recruiting will be okay without Hoiberg.

***’s Gary Parrish reports Jamie Pollard is already taking steps to prepare for Hoiberg’s departure.

*** K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune says it’s no surprise that Fred Hoiberg is the top candidate for the Bulls.

*** Nick Noskowiak told the Des Moines Register’s Randy Peterson that the Fred Hoiberg situation doesn’t sway his decision to come to Ames.


*** Pheonix Sun’s coach and former Iowa State player Jeff Hornacek had interesting things to say about a possible return to Ames on Arizona sports talk radio.

***‘s Brian Hamilton says Fred Hoiberg can do right by Iowa State if he leaves.

*** Gary Parrish of says Fred Hoiberg will leave something special behind for whoever takes over in Ames.

*** Travis Hines of the Ames Tribune reports Fred Hoiberg couldn’t commit to recruits about being in Ames next season.

*** Ames Tribune’s Bobby La Gesse thinks Hoiberg watch shouldn’t last too long.

*** Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register asks if Hoiberg is the dream candidate the Bulls describe.


Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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