WATCH: Fred Hoiberg Comments on Reports, Boards Plane Bound for Chicago
AMES, Iowa - Prior to boarding a plane that is bound for Chicago, Fred Hoiberg provided several comments about the reports of him possibly leaving Iowa State to coach the Chicago Bulls. Hoiberg discussed the reports in detail, including what he's been going through the past several days. "It’s been extremely tough," Hoiberg told Channel 13 News. "I want to apologize to everybody for just kind of the way it has all gone down at this point. With everything that’s been reported out there, all the rumors, and the speculation that’s been thrown around, it’s been very difficult to deal with that. I have not been able to comment on anything because there hadn’t been anything firm out there. I’m not the type of guy that’s going to lie and say I didn’t have interest. I’m not the type of person to say that there was something done because there wasn’t. A lot of this was going on at time when there was still a lot of things to be played out."