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Report: Nebraska Hires Fred Hoiberg As Head Basketball Coach

Tim Miles watches his Nebraska Huskers as they play Wisconsin.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 10: Head coach Tim Miles of the Nebraska Cornhuskers looks on against the Wisconsin Badgers in the second round of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 10, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Nebraska defeated Wisconsin 70-58. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The Nebraska basketball program has hired a new head coach. After weeks of rumors, the Huskers reportedly hired former Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg as the team's new head basketball coach.

According to a report from college basketball insider Jon Rothstein, Hoiberg agreed in principle to become the newest Huskers head coach.

Hoiberg emerged as the heavy favorite for the job earlier this month, even before the team decided to move on from former head coach Tim Miles.

One reporter suggested Nebraska hired Hoiberg a week before firing Miles - a move that angered fans.

Here's the news from Rothstein.

Hoiberg led Iowa State to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances before leaving to coach the Bulls.

He led the Bulls to just one playoff appearance before the team fired him just 24 games into the 2018-19 NBA season. After four seasons in Chicago, it looks like he’s ready to come back to the college game.

Hoiberg is expected to hire St. John's assistant coach Matt Abdelmassih, according to a report from Jeff Goodman.

Abdelmassih coached with Hoiberg at Iowa State and plans to do much of the heavy lifting with recruiting - something Hoiberg said he "hates" to do.

Nebraska reportedly plans to make the move official during a press conference next week.