Hoiberg was fired by the Bulls earlier this NBA season, and was first reported to be interested in Nebraska this past February. He was on vacation this past week, but returned on Friday and was in attendance for the Michigan State Spartans' Sweet 16 game against the LSU Tigers, as his son, Jack, plays for Tom Izzo's Spartans. That only adds to the intrigue of him coaching in the Big Ten, as he was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, and now could be coaching against his own son.
The Cornhuskers' faithful have already been pushing for Hoiberg to be their next head man after they let go of Miles. Hoiberg spent three seasons with the Bulls before getting fired in December, but had plenty of success at the college basketball level before then. The 46-year-old spent five seasons with the Iowa State Cyclones and led them to four NCAA Tournaments, including a Sweet 16 appearance in 2014. He has already expressed his want to return to the college game, and feels that the Cornhuskers are the perfect fit for his return.