Hoiberg accepts ISU head coaching position

Numerous media reports have confirmed that the 'Mayor' is returning to Ames. Former Iowa State star Fred Hoiberg is the new head coach at Iowa State.

Hoiberg, a Cyclone alum and star player at Ames (Iowa) High School in the early '90s, replaces Greg McDermott. McDermott left to fill the vacancy at Creighton University after Dana Altman was hired by Oregon.

Hoiberg was the Vice President of Basketball Operations with the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves and played 10 seasons in the NBA with three different teams after being drafted by the Pacers in the second round of the 1995 draft.

McDermott coached at Iowa State for four years after leading Northern Iowa to three straight NCAA tournament appearances.

Hoiberg spent three years as the Wolves' assistant general manager after retiring from the NBA in 2006. He played four years at Iowa State, finishing third in school history in scoring (1,993 points), first in 3-point field goals made (183) and third in steals (207).

Hoiberg was named Iowa's top high school football and basketball player and won a Iowa state basketball championship in his senior year at Ames.


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