LINCOLN, NE, April 2, 2019 – Following a comprehensive national search led by Turnkey Search Managing Director Gene DeFilippo, the University of Nebraska has announced the hire of Lincoln native Fred Hoiberg as their next Head Men’s Basketball Coach. Prior to Nebraska, Hoiberg was the Head Basketball Coach for the NBA Chicago Bulls and his alma mater, Iowa State University. In addition to his successful career as a coach, Hoiberg also made a name for himself as a player as a four-year starter at Iowa State University and a member of the ISU Hall of Fame. He then spent ten years in the NBA with the Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves.
“When you look at him, you see an individual who has had success as a player and a coach,” Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos said. “Fred’s background will sell itself on the recruiting trail and help us bring in the type of student-athletes needed to compete at the highest level. His style of play not only will be appealing to prospective recruits, but will also provide our great fans an entertaining brand of basketball.”
“First, I want to thank Bill Moos, Chancellor Green and President Bounds for the opportunity to lead the Nebraska men’s basketball program,” Hoiberg said. “I can’t express how excited I am to be back on the sidelines and to be coaching at a university that means a lot to my family and me.”
“Lincoln is a special place for our family. I was born in Lincoln, my grandfather Jerry Bush was the head coach at Nebraska, my other grandfather was a long-time professor there, and my parents are proud graduates of the University of Nebraska. Nebraska has always felt like a second home.”
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