Monday, April 17, 2006

Hoiberg To End His NBA Career

According to KFAN, Fred Hoiberg announced today his retirement from playing basketball. Hoiberg will take an unspecified position (VP of basketball operations?) in the Wolves front office.

Hoiberg underwent surgery last summer to repair an aneurysm in his aortic root. Had he decided to return, he would have been the first player in the NBA with a pacemaker.

Very sad but not unexpected news. Though it's very depressing that we won't seem him suited up for a game again, it's been reassuring to see him right behind the Wolves bench and in the timeout huddles all season long. Without a doubt among the classiest dudes in the organization and he will be missed on the court.

Click here to see the Timberwolves press release.