Even before Nebraska let go of head coach Tim Miles, it had been reported that they were targeting former Iowa State and Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg. Things haven't changed after the job officially opened up.
Nebraska wants Hoiberg, and it seems like the feeling is mutual. The two sides have reportedly been in talks this week.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, those discussions remain ongoing. No agreement has been reached, but it sounds like both sides want the union to happen.
The 46-year-old Hoiberg was a star at Iowa State in the early 1990s before embarking on a 10-year NBA career.
He wound up returning to his alma mater as head coach for five seasons (2010-15), compiling a 115-56 overall record and reaching four NCAA Tournaments. Hoiberg took the Cyclones to the 2014 Sweet 16.
In three-plus seasons with the Bulls, Hoiberg went 115-155 before being fired in December. He reached the NBA postseason once.