Cornhuskers coach Hoiberg sick, team quarantined

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Nebraska Cornhuskers men’s basketball head coach Fred Hoiberg was shown visibility sick on the sideline during the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday. At this time, it is not clear what is going on with him.

Hoiberg has had medical problems in the past. He left the game with 4 minutes remaining in a 89-64 loss to the Indiana Hoosiers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Former Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg looks on against the Philadelphia 76ers
Fred Hoiberg looks on against the Philadelphia 76ers (Getty Images)

He was showing signs that something was wrong. Hoiberg attempted to continue to coach; however, he was not able to finish the game.

Hoiberg was taken to a local hospital.

We’re not going to speculate if Hoiberg has the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. But with college teams traveling as much as they do, like NBA teams, it’s possible that he may have gotten it through contact with somebody else.

The hospital will do the proper teams to confirm whether he has or not. Hoiberg could also possibly have the common cold, which is possible as well.

On Wednesday night, it was confirmed that Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert had a positive test for the coronavirus. This caused the NBA to suspend its NBA season until further notice.

Gobert have had interacts with his teammates or even opponents, who may as well be a carrier for the virus, as well.

While Hoiberg is sick, the team is presently quarantined to ensure that they do not get it, as well.

The 47-year-old coach is in his first-year with the Cornhuskers. He returned home to his hometown when he was hired by the Cornhuskers, as he was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, which is the home of the school that he coaches.

Hoiberg had to take a hiatus as a player after having an enlarged aortic root (aneurysm of sinus of Valsalva). He had a successful operation, before coming back and retiring in April 2006 with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

He then took a job with the Timberwolves. Hoiberg was coaching the Iowa State Cyclones from 2010 through 2015, then moved on to coach the Chicago Bulls from 2015 through 2018.

After being fired by the Bulls in December 2018, he was named the Cornhuskers head coach on March 30, 2019.

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