Hoiberg a wild card, and that's good for Bulls

That didn't take long. Four days after the Chicago Bulls fired the second-most successful coach in team history, they appear to have found a replacement in Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg.

Hoiberg has big shoes to fill in taking over for Tom Thibodeau, who led a perpetually injury-ravaged team to five winning seasons, the best overall defensive efficiency mark in the league during his tenure and won a Coach of the Year award. Yet Thibodeau's time in Chicago ended in ignominious fashion, with a season-ending dud against Cleveland and a tersely-worded dismissal announcement from the team.