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

    Before the hire I really didn't think he was ready for the job. But once the hire was announced, all the doubt went away and I was excited about the hire.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by RubyClone View Post
    This supposedly is it, from the KXNO site. Not coming through for me however - at work. Maybe it'll work for others...

    http://www.kxno.com/player/?program_...er&tra=podcast
    Not working I think KXNO scrubbed it.


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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)

    It's amazing to think what Hoiberg has done with this program considering after all the defections/attrition when he first took the job. We had 3 scholarship players on campus at one point that spring (Christopherson, Vanderbeken, & Garrett)



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

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    This was the first (and so far, only) coaching press conference I ever attended.
    I was working third shift, so I was exhausted for it and paid for it all night long. Worth every sleepless minute.

    Also, seeing the looks that his kids gave him made it clear that he really isn't just a hero to us, but he's a real hero to them. There was a neat family dynamic going on there.

    I remember listening to his press conf. via radio while in my car and being so overcome with emotion. That day was a great day for cyclone athletics.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by jtdoyle1 View Post
    It's amazing to think what Hoiberg has done with this program considering after all the defections/attrition when he first took the job. We had 3 scholarship players on campus at one point that spring (Christopherson, Vanderbeken, & Garrett)
    Yeah, I remember when the "dust settled" if you will....that was my thought too...I thought "well, you can't expect much as the cupboard is BARE."



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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    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/
    My thought was I hope this works or this will end very very bad! Just thinking ISU's golden boy could end up being ran off and ruin his already great legacy.



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

    My first reaction was "What the hell, who is this guy".


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Daserop View Post
    My first reaction was "What the hell, who is this guy".
    Wut??



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

    My initial reaction was "this is horrible; we hired a school legend that has zero experience. If he ****s up, we can't possibly fire him, and we're reduced to being a coach training school".

    I warmed up pretty quick, but my initial reaction was dead wrong.


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

    First reaction was he was pulling a McDermott and getting out of Minnesota before the Timberwolves canned him. Thought it was a risky/bad hire going after someone with no experience that everyone has an attachment to and legacy potentially being destroyed.



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

    I didn't like the hire when it was announced. I was tired of losing and felt like there was too much for him to learn on the job.



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

    Of course the first thing I thought about was the fact he had 0 coaching experience, but had reached a point where I didn't see how he could do any worse than McDermott who never made it over .500 in 4 gruelingly long years. So I suppose you could say I was rather neutral to the hiring. Made it through the first season of watching Hoiball, and even though it was a 16-16 last place in the Big 12 kind of season, the team was infinitely more fun to watch and he had already made a handful of free agent acquisitions with White, Babb, Allen and Booker, so my negative feelings subsided quickly.



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

    What is Billy Clyde up to nowadays, anyway? People actually wanted to hire him and though Fred was the wrong hire.



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

    Looking back on the McDermott years, my memory of a lot what went on is fuzzy. I remember Brackins and Garrett, but beyond that I think I had reached a point in McDermott's tenure where I eventually had absolutely zero expectations of the program. Always felt like McDermott lost more scholarships faster than he could hand them out, made it really hard to keep up with what was going on.



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