Fred Hoiberg has agreed to a deal with Nebraska to become their next men’s basketball coach.
A press conference is expected to be held on Tuesday officially announcing the hire.
Hoiberg will replace Tim Miles, who spent seven years with the Huskers before being fired officially on Tuesday.
The Ames, Ia., native spent five years as the head coach at Iowa State before leaving to take the head coaching position with the Chicago Bulls, but he was fired in December. He’s been linked with openings at UCLA and different jobs in the NBA since then, but as of a couple of weeks ago, it became clear that Hoiberg was the main target for the Huskers.
Hoiberg is a great fit at Nebraska, which is not all that different of a job from Iowa State. Both programs have terrific fanbases with rowdy home court. Neither school is in the middle of fertile recruiting grounds, meaning that Hoiberg — who went 115-56 in five seasons with Iowa State, reaching four straight NCAA tournaments and one Sweet 16 — will likely be targeting the same kids. It’s worth noting here that Matt Abdelmassih, who was his best recruiter at Iowa State, is expected to join him in Lincoln, per a source.