Fred Hoiberg

Bulls win 3rd straight, harm draft lottery chances again with victory over Hornets

Bulls win 3rd straight, harm draft lottery chances again with victory over Hornets

After a one-game absence because of illness, Fred Hoiberg returned to coach the Bulls’ third straight victory, a 120-114 decision over the Hornets on Tuesday night at the United Center.

Not that there’s any question because he has checked the boxes management wanted and has two years remaining on his deal, but Kris Dunn said it’s important for Hoiberg to return next season as well.

“He was one of the main guys who helped me get my swagger back, one of the main guys who helped this team get into that run where we had that winning streak,” Dunn said. “He always stays positive, no matter what the situation was: injuries, negative talk, the tanking talk, anything. He allowed this...

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