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Hawks, DeAndre Kane Commit To Summer League, Plan To Discuss Possible Deal In July

Jun 18, 2015 11:05 PM

After private workouts this week, the Atlanta Hawks and guard DeAndre Kane have reached a summer league agreement for Las Vegas and plan to discuss further on a possible deal in July, league sources told RealGM.

Kane, a former stand out at Iowa State, spent the past few days working out in Atlanta and settled upon a potential future with the Hawks. Now, Atlanta will integrate the 6-foot-4 product into their summer program and Kane will attempt to increase his stock in dialogue through performances in summer league.

The NBA's free agency period doesn't begin until July 1.

In 40 games with Antwerp in Belgium and Krasny in the Eurocup, Kane averaged 12.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists while shooting 44 percent from the field. Kane, 26, had his strongest stretch during the EuroChallenge with Antwerp, scoring 14.4 points along with 5.7 rebounds and five assists.

As a recruit of Fred Hoiberg at Iowa State, Kane had averages of 17.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.7 assists in his senior year. The Chicago Bulls had a level of interest in Kane, sources said, but his workouts in Atlanta led to a commitment Thursday night.

Kane went to summer league with the Los Angeles Lakers a year ago after going unselected in the 2014 NBA draft. He spent his first three college seasons at Marshall.

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Iowa State Hires Steve Prohm As Head Coach

Jun 8, 2015 12:20 PM

The Iowa State Cyclones have hired Murray State coach Steve Prohm to replace Fred Hoiberg.

Prohm, 40, was 104-29 in four seasons since taking over at Murray State. He led the Racers to the NCAA tournament in his first season and was undefeated in Ohio Valley Conference play this past season before losing in the conference tournament.


The other coaches who interviewed in Atlanta this past weekend were Stephen F. Austin's Brad Underwood, Valparaiso's Bryce Drew, N.C. Central's LeVelle Moton and Iowa State assistant coach T.J. Otzelberger.


Jeff Hornacek of the Phoenix Suns was also linked to the job.

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Jeff Hornacek Rejects Opportunity To Interview With Iowa State

Jun 3, 2015 7:46 PM

Jeff Hornacek reportedly rejected an opportunity to meet with officials from Iowa State about their head coaching vacancy.

Hornacek, like Fred Hoiberg, played collegiately for Iowa State.

Hornacek discussed the Iowa State rumors with the media on Tuesday and reaffirmed his commitment to the Phoenix Suns.

He said via Paul Coro:

"Ryan (McDonough) and I came here for a purpose. We think we've got a good young crew that we can build with. We'll work on getting some more veteran guys to help them but we've got a job to do here and that's our plan."

Andrew Joseph/Arizona Republic

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Fred Hoiberg, Bulls Agree Upon Five-Year, $25M Deal

Jun 1, 2015 10:29 PM

The Chicago Bulls and Fred Hoiberg have agreed upon a five-year deal worth nearly $25 million.

Hoiberg replaces Tom Thibodeau as head coach.

Hoiberg was previously head coach of Iowa State.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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Bulls Confident Fred Hoiberg Will Become Next Head Coach

May 30, 2015 12:43 PM

The Chicago Bulls are confident Fred Hoiberg will accept their offer to become the next head coach of the franchise.

Hoiberg played for the Bulls for four of his 10 NBA seasons and is a close friend of Gar Forman.

The Bulls fired Tom Thibodeau on Thursday after five years as their coach. Thibodeau had two years and almost $9 million left on his contract.

Earlier this week, the Ames Tribune, citing sources with knowledge of the situation, reported that Hoiberg has told at least one recruit that his future at Iowa State is uncertain.

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Magic Met With Fred Hoiberg, Mark Jackson Before Hiring Scott Skiles

May 29, 2015 10:00 PM

The Orlando Magic met with Fred Hoiberg and Mark Jackson before hiring Scott Skiles on Friday.

“We found the right guy,” Rob Hennigan said.

The contract that Skiles signed runs for three seasons and includes a team option for the 2018-19 season.

The Magic also met with Mike Woodson.

Josh Robbins/Orlando Sentinel

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Bulls Have Understanding Fred Hoiberg Will Accept Job

May 29, 2015 11:39 AM

The Chicago Bulls moved forward with firing Tom Thibodeau this week as it became clear that the front office had an understanding with Fred Hoiberg that he would accept the job.

Hoiberg played for the Bulls during his playing career and has prior front office experience with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Hoiberg has had a successful run as head coach of Iowa State.

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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

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