The Hoiberg timeline: From Iowa ‘Mr. Basketball’ to coaching the Bulls at PBA
Oct. 15, 1972: Hoiberg is born in Lincoln.
1991: He leads Ames High School to an Iowa state basketball championship, and is named Iowa’s “Mr. Basketball.”
March 1992: Hoiberg is named Big Eight Conference freshman of the year.
1995: Hoiberg finishes his Iowa State career with 1,993 career points, third-most in program history.
1995: He’s drafted 52nd overall by the NBA Indiana Pacers.
1999: Hoiberg signs with the Chicago Bulls as a free agent. He starts 37 games during the 2000-01 season.
2003: He signs with the Minnesota Timberwolves as a free agent. In 2005, he leads the league in three-point shooting.
April 2006: Hoiberg announces his retirement as a player to take a front office job with the Timberwolves. He serves as the team’s assistant general manager.
April 2010: Hoiberg is hired as head coach at Iowa State, replacing Greg McDermott, who left for Creighton.
Nov. 12, 2010: Hoiberg’s first collegiate win as head coach comes against Northern Arizona, 78-64.
Jan. 8, 2011: In his only visit to Lincoln as Iowa State’s head coach, Hoiberg’s Cyclones lose to Nebraska 63-62 at the Devaney Sports Center.
March 2011: Iowa State finishes 16-16 in Hoiberg’s first season.
March 2012: He is named Big 12 Conference co-coach of the year after leading Iowa State to a nine-win improvement, the largest season-to-season improvement in Big 12 history.
March 15, 2012: Eighth-seeded Iowa State beats ninth-seeded UConn 77-64 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. It’s Iowa State’s first NCAA Tournament win since 2000.
March 17, 2012: Iowa State falls to top-seeded and top-ranked Kentucky 87-71 in second round of the NCAA Tournament.
2012: Hoiberg is inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame.
March 22, 2013: Tenth-seeded Iowa State beats seventh-seeded Notre Dame 76-58 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
March 24, 2013: Iowa State’s season ends at 23-12 after a loss to second-seeded Ohio State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
April 2013: Hoiberg signs a 10-year extension with Iowa State worth $20 million.
March 15, 2014: Iowa State beats Baylor 74-65 to win the Big 12 Tournament title in Kansas City, Missouri. The Cyclones earn a No. 3 seed for the NCAA Tournament.
March 23, 2014: Iowa State beats sixth-seeded North Carolina 85-83 to reach the Sweet 16.
March 28, 2014: Iowa State falls to seventh-seeded UConn 81-76 in the Sweet 16, finishing the season 28-8. ISU finishes ninth in the national polls.
Dec. 31, 2014: Hoiberg wins his 100th game at ISU, becoming the fastest in Iowa State history to reach the milestone (he did it in 148 games).
March 14, 2015: Iowa State beats No. 9 Kansas 70-66 to win the Big 12 Tournament championship in Kansas City.
March 19, 2015: Third-seeded Iowa State is upset by 14th-seeded UAB 60-56 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
June 2, 2015: The Chicago Bulls hire Hoiberg as head coach. He receives a five-year deal worth $25 million. Hoiberg goes 42-40 in his first season.
Oct. 23, 2015: Hoiberg coaches at Pinnacle Bank Arena, leading the Bulls to a 103-102 win against the Dallas Mavericks in an exhibition game in front of 15,297 spectators.
April/May 2017: Hoiberg’s Bulls finish 41-41 and lose in the first round of the NBA playoffs.
Dec. 3, 2018: Hoiberg is fired as Bulls coach after a 5-19 start.