Bulls’ Butler calls out Hoiberg, wants him to coach harder

Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg instructs guard Jimmy Butler.
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Jimmy Butler was not happy with his team following a 107-91 loss to the New York Knicks on Saturday, and he made that known after the game.

Butler, who scored just 12 points as the team shot 39.4 percent from the field, said he wants coach Fred Hoiberg to be harder on the players.

Joakim Noah, who got his first start of the season and scored 21 points, disagreed with Butler:

Even though Butler was frustrated and wants to see more from Hoiberg, he has to look at the situation. The Bulls lost a four-overtime game the night before. They were bound to be sluggish and not at their best against the Knicks; that’s just natural.

Maybe Hoiberg needs to pick his spots when it comes to being hard on his players, and jumping all over them less than 24 hours after a four-overtime game probably isn’t the best idea.

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