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Report: Bulls plan to announce Fred Hoiberg as coach today, introduce him tomorrow

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KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 14: Head coach Fred Hoiberg of the Iowa State Cyclones waves to the crowd after their 70 to 66 win over the Kansas Jayhawks during the championship game of the Big 12 Basketball Tournament at Sprint Center on March 14, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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From the moment the Bulls fired Tom Thibodeau, Fred Hoiberg has been the favorite to replace him.

Really, Hoiberg’s favored status existed long before Chicago officially axed Thibodeau.

The Bulls and Hoiberg even reportedly had the parameters of a five-year contract set. It was just a matter of negotiating the particulars.

Apparently, there have been no hang-ups.

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It must be pretty easy to negotiate a deal when both sides knew it would happen for, what? Weeks? Months? Years?

Honestly, I’m surprised it’s taking this long to complete.

Hoiberg and/or the Bulls must have wanted to relax over the weekend.