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Gibson undergoes surgery, Iowa State assistant to join Bulls

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The Chicago Bulls announced Friday morning via press release that forward Taj Gibson underwent surgery for his left ankle. Foot specialist Dr. David Porter did the arthroscopy and repair on Tuesday in Indianapolis.

 

The press release also stated that Gibson’s surgery went as planned and the rehabilitation process is already underway. He is expected to be out about four months.

 

The Chicago Tribune‘s K.C. Johnson has reported that the surgery has come a month after the season’s end because it’s Gibson first surgery and that his ankle needed to “calm down.”

 

 

 

Johnson also provided details as to what Gibson’s surgery specifically entailed:

 

 

Iowa State assistant to reunite with Hoiberg

Travis Hines of the Ames Tribune has reported that Charlie Henry resigned from his Iowa State men’s basketball assistant coaching position to rejoin Fred Hoiberg on the Bulls’ coaching staff.

 

Henry was a graduate assistant for Iowa State in 2012 and became the director of player development in 2013. The following year, Henry was promoted to a full-time assistant.

 

Hoiberg, however, isn’t the only one on the Bulls’ coaching staff who is familiar with Henry.

 

Henry was also a graduate manager for Utah in 2010-11 — the same time recently-hired Bulls associate head coach Jim Boylen was Utah’s head coach. He also worked with Boylen for the 2011-12 season when the two were involved with the Indiana Pacers: Henry acted as a video intern while Boylen was an assistant.

 

The Bulls have yet to make the hiring official, but Henry spoke positively of the situation.

 

“It’s going to be just a really good fit for everyone,” Henry said. “I’m definitely really excited to be back with coach Boylen again, have the chance to see (Hoiberg and Boylen) work together. I think it’s going to be great.”

 

Henry also tweeted out a message reflecting on his time at Iowa State as well as thanking their fans.

 

 

Ashley is the owner/editor of The Bulls Charge. Follow her on Twitter at @wijangco12.

 




Ashley Wijangco
Ashley Wijangco is the owner and editor of The Bulls Charge. She is currently a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in news-editorial journalism, minoring in public relations, and earning a SportMedia certificate with the hopes of becoming a professional sports writer or a sports media professional.   Born in Chicago and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Ashley grew up as a Bulls fan, eventually becoming a die-hard fan. Her passion for the team then inspired her to pursue a career in sports media, an area she has been involved with since 2012 when she began writing and live-tweeting games for FanSided's Bulls site, Pippen Ain't Easy. She is also Kirk Hinrich's biggest fan and refuses to stop supporting him no matter how unproductive he has become.   Aside from The Bulls Charge, Ashley is also the co-editor-in-chief for Illio, her school's yearbook and a columnist at Hoops Addict, a basketball website.
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