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Fred Hoiberg
Shooting guard/Small forward
Born October 15, 1972 (1972-10-15) (age 37)
Lincoln, Nebraska
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
College Iowa State
Draft 52nd overall, 1995
Indiana Pacers
Pro career 1995–2005
Former teams Indiana Pacers (1995–1999)
Chicago Bulls (1999–2003)
Minnesota Timberwolves (2003–2005)

Fredrick Kristian Hoiberg (born October 15, 1972 in Lincoln, Nebraska) is a retired American professional basketball player and coach. He is currently the Vice President of Basketball Operations with the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves.


High school and college

Hoiberg, a multi-talented athlete, was the quarterback of the football team and the captain of the basketball team in his hometown of Ames, Iowa. He led his Ames High School basketball team to a State Championship in 1991. He was honored as the State of Iowa's Mr. Basketball" for 1991. The next season, he enrolled at Iowa State University, also located in Ames, Iowa, to play college basketball. He played three seasons for legendary coach Johnny Orr and one season for Orr's successor, Tim Floyd. Hoiberg was a First-Team All-Big Eight selection in 1995. The most popular player in the history of Iowa State basketball, Hoiberg's name is found among the top seven positions for nearly every statistical category. In college, he was known as an all-around player, capable of making clutch shots in important situations.

He got the nickname "The Mayor" when he received a write-in vote for the Ames, Iowa mayoral race.

Professional career

He was selected 52nd overall by the Indiana Pacers in the 1995 NBA Draft. In 1999, after four years with the Pacers he signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls, at that time coached by Floyd, where he remained for four years. On July 28, 2003, Hoiberg signed as a free agent to play for the Timberwolves, where he received greater acclaim as a three-point specialist.

In 2005, 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.

Coaching career

Hoiberg underwent surgery in June 2005 to correct an enlarged aortic root (Aneurysm of sinus of Valsalva). The operation was successful, but after a brief comeback attempt as a player, Hoiberg joined the Minnesota Timberwolves coaching staff. On April 17, 2006, Hoiberg announced his retirement from basketball to take a job in the Timberwolves front office.

As of September 27 2009, the Timberwolves have promoted Fred Hoiberg to vice president of basketball operations.

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