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Calling out Fred Hoiberg is a bad look for Jimmy Butler

Calling out Fred Hoiberg is a bad look for Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler and Fred Hoiberg met Sunday and had what one person described as "a good talk." That they conversed at all says a lot about both men.

For Butler, it meant he went to the Bulls' practice facility on an off day after playing 89 minutes in back-to-back games. For Hoiberg, it meant he continued the theme of communication he has cited as critical to building trustful relationships with players, a process started in the offseason when he traveled to visit all players.

Debating whether Butler calling out Hoiberg fits with his publicly stated goal to be a more vocal leader — as an aside, it's more harmful than helpful — misses larger...

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