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Jeff Hornacek On Iowa State: I'm Coach Of The Suns As Far As I Know

May 29, 2015 12:13 AM

Fred Hoiberg is widely expected to leave Iowa State this offseason to become head coach of the Chicago Bulls.

There have been reports that Jeff Hornacek could be a candidate for the Iowa State job should Hoiberg leave. Hornacek played collegiately at Iowa State like Hoiberg.

Hoiberg was asked about the Iowa State job during a radio appearance on Thursday.

“I can’t comment on that,” Hornacek said. “I’m the coach of the Suns. It’s an interesting coaching carousel that goes on in the league and even down to the college level.

“If those things ever come about, and the timing was right, stuff like that, yes, but as far as I know I’m the coach of the Suns.”

Hornacek’s contract with the Suns is reportedly for less than $2 million a year, a bit less than the $2.2 Hoiberg made last season and the average compensation of $2.6 million per year over the life of his contract.

“It’s sometimes surprising to see how much the college coaches are making, even the assistant level,” Hornacek said. “I’ve seen some of those assistant coaches’ salaries and I’m like, ‘Holy crap, I think that’s more than probably some of our assistants make.’

“If you look at what happened to the NBA coaching salaries, I don’t know if there was a directive or whatever but I saw the average salary for an NBA coach now is still less than what it was six years ago. So how does the salary for coaches go down? It’s starting to get back up there where it was previously but it’s still not even at the level it was six years ago.

“That will probably end up changing here soon, too. I think you’ve already seen a good portion of it with some of these new coaches that are getting jobs in the last year or so. It’s becoming a different level.”

Travis Hines/Ames Tribune

Tags: Phoenix Suns, Iowa State Cyclones, NCAA, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Fred Hoiberg Believed To Be Bulls' Preferred Replacement For Thibodeau

May 5, 2015 10:08 AM

If the Chicago Bulls and Tom Thibodeau part ways this offseason, as many expect, management's choice as a replacement is believed to be Fred Hoiberg.

Hoiberg is currently head coach at Iowa State and played for the Bulls from 1999 until 2003.

Hoiberg underwent open-heart surgery in April.

The Bulls' front office reportedly can't wait to part ways with Thibodeau.

“Ahhhh, that’s all noise,” Thibodeau said. [...] “I want them to be mentally tough,” Thibodeau said. “In this league, it’s so easy to get sidetracked. There’s so much noise. Trades. Free agency. This. That. Whatever. To me, none of that is important. All that matters is what we think. Are we doing the right things every day? Are we putting the proper work in? Are we playing the right way? Practicing the right way? That’s how you play well in this league. All that other stuff is just noise, it doesn’t mean anything.”

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Iowa State Cyclones, NCAA, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Fred Hoiberg To Undergo Open Heart Surgery

Apr 10, 2015 11:39 AM

Fred Hoiberg will have open heart surgery next week to replace his aortic valve.

 

"After my initial surgery to replace my aortic root 10 years ago, I knew that this was something that would need to be done at some point," Hoiberg said in a statement Friday. "My valve has severe regurgitation, and the time has come to get it replaced. I am hopeful that this will be my last surgery, and I'm looking forward to getting this behind me."

 

Hoiberg has a 115-56 record in five seasons as the Cyclones' coach.

ESPN

Tags: Iowa State Cyclones, NCAA

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Georges Niang Staying At Iowa State For Senior Season

Mar 30, 2015 4:29 PM

Georges Niang has decided to remain at Iowa State for his senior season.

Niang was not widely expected to be drafted had he declared for the draft.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Tags: Georges Niang, Iowa State Cyclones, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Buddy Hield, Myles Turner Headline 2015 Big 12 Awards

Mar 8, 2015 8:26 PM

Buddy Hield of Oklahoma has been named the 2015 Big 12 Player of the Year.

Joining Hield on the All-Big 12 First Team are Perry Ellis, Ricardo Gathers, Georges Niang and Juwan Staten.

Jameel McKay was named Defensive Player of the Year, while Myles Turner received Freshman of the Year honors.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Buddy Hield, Oklahoma Sooners, Baylor Bears, Iowa State Cyclones, Kansas Jayhawks, Kansas State Wildcats, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Texas Longhorns, Texas Tech Red Raiders, West Virginia Mountaineers, Texas Christian Frogs, Big 12 Conference, NCAA, NCAA Award

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Deonte Burton Transfers From Marquette To Iowa State

Dec 20, 2014 7:13 PM

Deonte Burton has committed to Iowa State after transferring from Marquette.

Burton becomes the 13th transfer Fred Hoiberg has taken since 2010.

Burton will have two and a half years of eligibility remaining.

Jeff Borzello/CBS Sports

Tags: Deonte Burton, Iowa State Cyclones, Marquette Golden Eagles, NCAA, NCAA Commitment, NCAA Transfer

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