Fred Hoiberg was announced Tuesday afternoon as the 19th head coach of the Bulls.
Here's a timeline of Hoiberg's basketball career, from a high school star in Ames, Iowa, to the NBA to the front office and back to Ames before finally arriving in the Windy City.
1991: Hoiberg, who would later be honored as Mr. Basketball in Iowa, leads Ames High School to a 1991 state championship, averaging 38.1 points per game in six tournament games. He was also named the Gatorade State Player of the Year in football, playing quarterback for the Little Cyclones. He received a football scholarship offer from Nebraska, but wound up turning it down to play basketball at hometown Iowa State. He also had basketball scholarship offers from Arizona and Stanford, among others. Hoiberg's family had moved to Ames when Fred was 2 years old, and he spent time with the Iowa State basketball team as the ball boy in grade school, falling in love with the town and program he would one day play for and coach.
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1992-1995: Hoiberg finishes his Iowa State basketball career with 1,993 points, third most in program history. He was named the 1992 Big Eight Freshman of the Year, earned second team All-Big Eight honors as a junior and first team All-Big Eight honors as a senior. He was also a third team All-American in his final season with the Cyclones, when he averaged 19.9 points (third best in the conference). Hoiberg was so popular in the town, school and basketball program that his teammates nicknamed him "The Mayor." He even received a few write-in votes in the 1993 mayoral election in Ames. His senior season he played for head coach Tim Floyd and assistant Gar Forman, who 15 years later would become the Bulls' general manager.
1995-1999: Hoiberg is selected No. 52 overall by the Indiana Pacers. In 139 games, he averages 3.9 points in 11.6 minutes per game.
1999-2003: Hoiberg signs as a free agent with the Bulls, then coached by Floyd. In his first season with the Bulls he averaged 9.0 points, 2.7 assists and 1.3 steals per game in a career-high 27.3 minutes per game. He followed that up with his best year as a professional in 2000-01, averaging 9.1 points, 3.6 assists and 1.3 steals in 30.4 minutes per game. Floyd resigned early in the 2001 season, and Hoiberg fell out of the rotation in his final two seasons with the Bulls under Bill Cartwright, averaging just 3.4 points in 15.4 minutes per game.
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2003-05: Hoiberg finds a resurgence in his final two seasons with the Timberwolves, averaging 6.2 points on better than 46 percent shooting from beyond the arc in 155 games. In his final NBA season, he led the league in 3-point shooting (48.3 percent) and shot a career-best 48.9 percent from the field. In 10 NBA seasons, he averaged 5.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 541 games, including 61 starts. During his time in the league, he played under some of the best coaches in the game, including Larry Brown, Larry Bird and Kevin McHale.
2005: A health screening uncovers an enlarged aortic root in his heart, requiring open-heart surgery and a pacemaker. After a summer of recovery, Hoiberg considers returning to the NBA with the run-n-gun Phoenix Suns under Mike D'Antoni. And though doctors told him there was little to no risk in returning to the NBA while using a pacemaker, Hoiberg - a father of two with his high school sweetheart, Carol - ultimately turns down the offer.
2006: With his playing days behind him, Hoiberg accepts a front office job with the Timberwolves as an assistant general manager. In his four seasons with Minnesota - he was promoted to vice president of basketball operations in 2009 - the Timberwolves acquired Kevin Love, Nikola Pekovic and Ricky Rubio through the draft.
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2010: Hoiberg returns home, accepting a position as head coach of the Iowa State Cyclones. He takes over a program that hadn't had a winning season in-conference since 2005, and hadn't been to the NCAA Tournament since 2001. He goes 16-16 in his first season, followed by 46 wins the next two seasons. In 2013-14, the Cyclones went 28-8, earning an NCAA Tournament berth (and an eventual Sweet 16 appearance) and a Big 12 Conference Tournament championship. The Cyclones repeat the following season, this past year, going 25-8 and earning another NCAA Tournament appearance and Big 12 Conference Tournament championship. They're stunned in the NCAA Tournament, falling to 15th-seeded UAB in what would be Hoiberg's final game with the Cyclones.
2015: Hoiberg is officially hired as the 19th head coach in Bulls franchise history.