Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg is not interested in filling the head coaching vacancy at Ohio State, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.
Fred Hoiberg: "Anytime your name is associated with great job, it's an honor. But I'm head coach of the Bulls/have no intention of leaving."
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) June 8, 2017
According to a tweet from Johnson’s Twitter account, Hoiberg said he was “honored” to be considered as the next head coach of Ohio State men’s basketball, but has “no intention of leaving” the Bulls.
Hoiberg’s remarks came just hours after CBS Sports reported that Hoiberg had emerged as a “real candidate” to fill the vacancy in Columbus. Former Ohio State basketball coach Thad Matta was fired on June 5 after 13 years with the Buckeyes.
Hoiberg is no stranger to coaching NCAA basketball. He previously served as the head basketball coach at Iowa State from 2010-2015 before being hired by the Bulls in time for the 2015-2016 season. Hoiberg has posted an 83-81 regular-season record since coming to Chicago.