23 Facts About Fred Hoiberg

1.

Fredrick Kristian Hoiberg was born on October 15,1972 and is an American college basketball coach and former player.

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2.

Fred Hoiberg has served as the men's head basketball coach at the University of Nebraska since 2019.

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3.

Fred Hoiberg was drafted into the National Basketball Association where, over his ten year career, he played for the Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls, and Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Fred Hoiberg was there from 2010 to 2015 before going on to coach in the NBA for the Chicago Bulls from 2015 to 2018.

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5.

Fred Hoiberg led his basketball team to a state championship in 1991, and was honored as the State of Iowa's "Mr Basketball" that year.

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6.

Fred Hoiberg chose to play basketball for his hometown Iowa State Cyclones, then of the Big Eight Conference, over many other offers.

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7.

Fred Hoiberg played three seasons for coach Johnny Orr and one season for Tim Floyd.

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8.

Arguably the most popular player in the history of Iowa State basketball, Fred Hoiberg is among the top seven positions for nearly every statistical category, and his number 32 has been retired by Iowa State.

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9.

Fred Hoiberg obtained the nickname "The Mayor" after receiving several write-in votes during the 1993 Ames, Iowa mayoral race.

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10.

Fred Hoiberg was selected 52nd overall by the Indiana Pacers in the 1995 NBA draft.

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11.

On July 28,2003, Fred Hoiberg signed as a free agent to play for the Timberwolves, where he received greater acclaim as a three-point specialist.

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12.

In 2005, Fred Hoiberg became the first player in NBA history to lead the league in three-point shooting percentage and not be invited to the three-point shooting competition in that season's All-Star event.

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13.

Fred Hoiberg underwent surgery in June 2005 to correct an enlarged aortic root.

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14.

The operation was successful, but after a brief comeback attempt as a player, on April 17,2006, Fred Hoiberg announced his retirement from basketball to take a job in the Timberwolves front office.

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15.

Fred Hoiberg was declared 2012 Big 12 Co-Coach of the Year after winning nine more games during the 2012 conference season than in 2011, the largest season-to-season improvement in Big 12 history.

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16.

Fred Hoiberg's contract had a $2 million buyout clause if he left for another college coaching position, but the buyout was only $500,000 if he left to become an NBA head coach or general manager.

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17.

Fred Hoiberg became the fastest coach in Iowa State history to notch 100 wins on December 31,2014, when Iowa State defeated Mississippi Valley State in Hilton Coliseum.

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18.

On March 30,2019, Fred Hoiberg was named head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers men's basketball team.

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19.

Fred Hoiberg was in visible discomfort for much of the game; when the camera panned to him at one point, he was wiping his head with his hand.

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20.

Fred Hoiberg left the bench and went to the hospital with four minutes to go in the game, which the Cornhuskers lost.

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21.

Ultimately, Hoiberg was diagnosed with influenza A In a statement posted to Twitter, Hoiberg said that he had been cleared to coach that night by tournament doctors.

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22.

Fred Hoiberg stated that he would have never knowingly put "my team, my family, or anyone else" in danger.

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23.

Fred Hoiberg is the son of an Iowa State sociology professor father and elementary school teacher mother, and received a degree in finance from ISU in 1995.

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