April 17, 2006

Hoiberg Ends Career After Heart Surgery : The fear of playing with a surgically repaired heart wouldn't let Fred Hoiberg return to the NBA. His wife, Carol, and his four children ages 8 and under ultimately meant too much. "I think about the look on her face when I came to after being unconscious for two minutes," Hoiberg said. "I think about when I finally did come back, being in her arms and her saying, 'Don't leave me.'

posted by irunfromclones to basketball at 07:27 PM - 4 comments

Bloody hell! An athlete who has his priorities straight! That's unusual! Good luck to him!

posted by Drood at 08:29 PM on April 17, 2006

Fred was a smart player and can probably stick around the game in either coaching or broadcasting if he doesn't want to be tied to the front office job. Good luck to him whatever he chooses.

posted by ballen7065 at 06:53 AM on April 18, 2006

Good, now the T'Wolves can start to breed McHale's hopefully-soon-forthcoming replacement!

posted by PublicUrinal at 09:35 AM on April 18, 2006

Good for Hoiberg, at least he has the balls to look at his kids look at his wife and make a "real" choice for his family. Instead of moving his family halfway across america for a contract worth 1 or 2 million more, and say its the best choice for his family. Props to Hoiberg... At least he can say he played his heart out!

posted by Robb Dubbs at 12:55 PM on April 18, 2006

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