Who Does It Better: Hoiberg or Billy D?

Billy Donovan won two national championships while in college at Florida. Fred Hoiberg has long been rumored to be a candidate for an NBA gig. Specifically with the Bulls. Both coaches are ready for this opportunity, and they need to be. Because they are stepping into a unique situation for a rookie head coach. Both Donovan’s Oklahoma City Thunder and Hoiberg’s Chicago Bulls have championship aspirations.

Donovan has two of the ten best players in the league in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. His new wide open offense will give Westbrook plenty of options to create off the screen and roll. If the OKC big three stay healthy they are the second best team in the West.

Hoiberg has one of the biggest wild cards in the league in Derrick Rose. As always, his unfortunately fragile health will have a huge impact on their season. The Bulls never went all the way to the championship during the Tom Thibodeau years. Hoiberg was brought in because he didn’t get along with Chicago management and they wanted an offensive coach.

Both coaches have deep rosters. Hoiberg has the advantage of being in the Eastern Conference. But Donovan has been waiting for this opportunity for a long time. He will have the better team and do the better coaching job. He’s more prepared for it.

I'm ESNY's Executive Editor for EliteSportsNY.com. I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Email: chip.murphy@elitesportsny.com Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.