View Full Version : Fred Hoiberg announces retirement,(Accepts T'wolves front office job.)

Frank Slade
04-17-2006, 04:36 PM
Hoiberg retires a year after heart surgery

April 17, 2006

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Former Minnesota Timberwolves guard Fred Hoiberg announced his retirement Monday, nearly 10 months after open-heart surgery.

The 3-point specialist has taken a new job in the team's front office, he said at a news conference.

Hoiberg, a standout at Iowa State who played 10 seasons in the NBA, had an operation last June to repair an aneurysm in his aortic root. He was fitted with a permanent pacemaker.

In January, doctors told Hoiberg he was OK to play. But Hoiberg said his family was too important for him to take the small risk on the court.

He was a Wolves' special assistant this season.

Updated on Monday, Apr 17, 2006 3:28 pm EDT

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A class act, I am sure he will do well in whatever capacity he fills for Minnesota.

04-17-2006, 04:44 PM
He made the right decision. His health and family are more important than some basketball games.

04-17-2006, 05:19 PM
The Mayor final gets his office. ;)

Good for him. :)