Nebraska, Fred Hoiberg talking Cornhuskers job, report says

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first_imgThere are factors that have led Hoiberg to view Nebraska as the right fit, according to ESPN’s sources. Nebraska is negotiating with Fred Hoiberg about becoming the Cornhuskers’ next men’s basketball coach, ESPN.com reported, citing unidentified sources.The former Bulls and Iowa State coach would replace Tim Miles, who was fired earlier this week after seven seasons at Nebraska. Hoiberg was born in Lincoln, and his grandfather, Jerry Bush, was Nebraska’s coach from 1955-63. And Hoiberg apparently is open to returning to the college game, where he experienced great success at Iowa State, leading the Cyclones to four NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2014.Miles was hired in 2012 and went 116-114 at Nebraska. During that time, he led the Cornhuskers to one NCAA Tournament appearance (2014) and two NIT appearances (2018 and ’19).The timing of any announcement regarding Hoiberg might revolve around this year’s NCAA Tournament. He is expected to be in Washington, D.C., on Friday to watch his son Jack’s Michigan State team take on LSU in the East Regional. Its sources told ESPN.com that there is confidence an agreement could be reached before next week.Hoiberg, 46, was fired by the Bulls in December, and Nebraska reached out to him in February to gauge his interest. When Miles was fired this week, Hoiberg’s name immediately came up as a potential replacement.  Related News Nebraska, coach Tim Miles part ways after seven seasonslast_img

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