Today, ESPN released a list of every coach in the NBA ranked from worst to best, just a day after releasing similar rankings of every NBA front office.
The management rankings were not kind to the Chicago Bulls, ranking them as the third worst organization in the league. Unfortunately, today’s coaching rankings were somehow worse, ranking Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg number 30, otherwise known as the worst coach in the NBA.
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Unsurprisingly, the list has San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, the longest tenured coached in the league and a five-time NBA champion, ranked first overall.
While Hoiberg has come under his fair share of deserved criticism, it still may feel a bit surprising to see him ranked dead last. But eleven of the 30 coaches are in their first-year with their team, meaning most of them have too small of a sample size to be fully judged.
Hoiberg is in his second year with the Bulls, and it has been a rough ride so far. He has never won the full approval of Bulls star Jimmy Butler, and the team may miss the playoffs for the second year in a row after making the postseason in each of the six seasons previous to Hoiberg’ hiring.
Still, all signs point to Hoiberg returning to Chicago next season.