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    Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    Four years ago today, Fred Hoiberg was hired as Iowa State's basketball coach. I remember that day vividly. Here is my story. I'm hoping that after reading it, you all will tell yours.

    http://cyclonefanatic.com/basketball...r-anniversary/



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    Re: Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    My first thought was AWESOME! My 2nd thought was, "How would you ever fire Fred Hoiberg."


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    Re: Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    Quote Originally Posted by brentblum View Post
    My first thought was AWESOME! My 2nd thought was, "How would you ever fire Fred Hoiberg."
    This is exactly what I thought as well. When CFH was hired I thought, "If he fails, you still can't fire him." Now I want to keep him by all means necessary.

    Also, his first contract was five years at $800,000 per year. Now? Nine more years at $2,600,000 (average) per year.


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    Re: Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    Quote Originally Posted by brentblum View Post
    My first thought was AWESOME! My 2nd thought was, "How would you ever fire Fred Hoiberg."
    Pretty much my exact same sentiments. I remember when the search was going on, someone hinted at something like CFH and it was a "that's too good to happen" and I tempered my expectations between an "up and comer" type of coach or a boring, yet proven coach and was weighing pros/cons of each...and usually fell to the "well crap, a lot of times these things dont work out and in 3-4 years, we'd be doing this again."

    When my bro in law called me to break the news, I was VERY excited...honestly, not a hint of doubt about the lack of coaching as I had heard enough stories of his character and his intelligence to know he wouldn't pursue this if he didn't think it'd work. It actually kinda reminded me of the feeling (different, but similar) to when I heard Snyder was rehired at KSU after the Prince fall out....kinda a "don't worry guys, I got this" to the fans.



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    Re: Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    Quote Originally Posted by brentblum View Post
    My first thought was AWESOME! My 2nd thought was, "How would you ever fire Fred Hoiberg."

    This is exactly what I thought.



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    Re: Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    Quote Originally Posted by A-town Cy View Post

    Props to Erik for this (post #38 in the linked thread):

    Hoiberg always succeeds. He's the kind of guy that just creates success everywhere he goes.
    If this is true, he'll win. He knows the Magic here. He can tell recruits stories that will make them think Ames is a serious place.
    He knows the fans, so he can sell tickets like crazy. Think that our sleeping giant wouldn't go completely nuts to see the Mayor lead us back to the tournament?



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    Re: Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinaCy View Post
    Props to Erik for this (post #38 in the linked thread):
    Some were really ******-off in that thread,..... really ******-off.



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    Re: Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    Quote Originally Posted by A-town Cy View Post
    Wow. I'm very surprised, numerous posters not behind the Hoiberg hire. I do not remember reading those posts after the hire was announced.



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    Re: Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    Quote Originally Posted by Billups06 View Post
    Wow. I'm very surprised, numerous posters not behind the Hoiberg hire. I do not remember reading those posts after the hire was announced.
    It didn't take long for most fans to get on board (hell it might have been by the end of that thread), but initially there were a lot of angry people. Some of the doubt was understandable. Some was over the top.

    4 years later and I think 90% of us would agree that he is a bargain at $2.6 million per year.



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    Re: Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    When McD was hired I lamented in my belief that he wasn't Big 12 ready and we'd have to fire a native son.

    I thought Hoiberg was a home run, but not to the extent he's turned into. He's going to make ISU "Duke-like"...

    And just to be clear about my prognostication skills, I really thought Chizik was the real deal...


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    Re: Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    I think you trust your first gut instincts. I was totally against Gmac getting hired, after the speculation leading up to the announcement. I warmed up to him after his press conference here. My initial gut feeling was correct however (nice guy though)

    I didn't have that trepidation when Fred was hired. Was willing to give him 3-4 years to right the ship, so Fred has been a fantastic hire in retrospect



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    Re: Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    Is there anywhere I can listen to this Walters-Perrault debate at? Sounds legendary.



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    Re: Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    I was really excited by his hire.
    But then again, I was excited by the hire of Chizik.
    What do I know?



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    Re: Monday Musings: Four-year anniversary (share your story)

    I'm not gonna lie, I didn't follow ISU much in High School mainly because I hadn't fully decided where I was going to go at that point of his hiring. But my initial thoughts were, well at least they have an attractive coach.


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