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    ESPN says McDermott has two more years

    On ESPN insider's rumor mill yesterday, they said that McD will get two years more to prove his worth before a feasible buyout could be reached with the school.


    McDermott safe at Iowa State?
    Greg McDermott has had a rough ride at Iowa State. A beneficiary of the famous "Hilton Magic" on his home court, as well as the services of superstar forward Craig Brackins, McDermott has made little headway in the loaded Big 12.
    But he's not going anywhere. Not yet, at least.
    "Despite a disappointing season, Iowa State basketball coach Greg McDermott is receiving a vote of confidence from athletic director Jamie Pollard," according to the Associated Press. "Pollard and McDermott held a news conference Monday where they discussed the Cyclones' frustrating season and the program's future. The athletic director says McDermott is part of that future. McDermott has five years left on his contract."
    Aye, there's the rub. No matter how much ISU might want to go a different direction, can the school afford to buy McDermott out? Five years' worth of salary is a lot to swallow in difficult financial times. If we had to guess, we'd say McDermott probably has two more years to try to improve his team's fortunes, unless ISU management can negotiate a reasonable buyout.



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    Re: ESPN says McDermott has two more years

    pretty much the same thing we've been saying on this board. I'll be back next year - cheering just as hard and hoping for the tide to finally turn.



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    Re: ESPN says McDermott has two more years

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonegrad07 View Post
    On ESPN insider's rumor mill yesterday, they said that McD will get two years more to prove his worth before a feasible buyout could be reached with the school.


    McDermott safe at Iowa State?
    Greg McDermott has had a rough ride at Iowa State. A beneficiary of the famous "Hilton Magic" on his home court, as well as the services of superstar forward Craig Brackins, McDermott has made little headway in the loaded Big 12.
    But he's not going anywhere. Not yet, at least.
    "Despite a disappointing season, Iowa State basketball coach Greg McDermott is receiving a vote of confidence from athletic director Jamie Pollard," according to the Associated Press. "Pollard and McDermott held a news conference Monday where they discussed the Cyclones' frustrating season and the program's future. The athletic director says McDermott is part of that future. McDermott has five years left on his contract."
    Aye, there's the rub. No matter how much ISU might want to go a different direction, can the school afford to buy McDermott out? Five years' worth of salary is a lot to swallow in difficult financial times. If we had to guess, we'd say McDermott probably has two more years to try to improve his team's fortunes, unless ISU management can negotiate a reasonable buyout.
    Nothing here. Move on.



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    Re: ESPN says McDermott has two more years

    Quote Originally Posted by TheHelgo View Post
    pretty much the same thing we've been saying on this board. I'll be back next year - cheering just as hard and hoping for the tide to finally turn.
    Bad coaching hasn't ever turned me away so far... I'll always be a Clone.



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    Re: ESPN says McDermott has two more years

    id guess as much..1 year more doesnt make much sense. not a big difference. two would take what 1 mil off the board... im okay with 2 more. hope the wins come or we could be looking at at another 4-5 year absence.



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    Re: ESPN says McDermott has two more years

    The nonconference will be sufferable, the conference season will be painful. It is the recent state of the bball program in Ames.


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    Re: ESPN says McDermott has two more years

    I'll be there too, but without the rose colored glasses I wore coming into this season.



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    Re: ESPN says McDermott has two more years

    Quote Originally Posted by TheHelgo View Post
    I'll be back next year - cheering just as hard and hoping for the tide to finally turn.
    Same here! I found myself saying(at the end of the year) that I was done watching the games cause I was getting so frustrated. But every game that has been on TV, I have watched. Guess I can''t stay away, I just want to see this team do well. I hope these guys take it to another level next year and make it to the tournament. Will also be great to see McD do well after all that has happened to him during tenure here at Iowa State! GO CYCLONES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Re: ESPN says McDermott has two more years

    Quote Originally Posted by CYKOFAN View Post
    I'll be there too, but without the rose colored glasses I wore coming into this season.
    Elton John or Paul Shaffer?





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    Re: ESPN says McDermott has two more years

    AWESOME!!! Two more years of.... Suck



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    Re: ESPN says McDermott has two more years

    Should help recruiting knowing that Mac will be around for quite a while longer.



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    Re: ESPN says McDermott has two more years

    Quote Originally Posted by Final42b View Post
    Should help recruiting knowing that Mac will be around for quite a while longer.
    And there it is. McDermott will probably have to carry a notarized message from JP in his pocket to every recruiting visit from here on out, stating that he gives his scouts oath that Mac will be the coach here for the next few seasons.



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    Re: ESPN says McDermott has two more years

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedcyclone View Post
    id guess as much..1 year more doesnt make much sense. not a big difference. two would take what 1 mil off the board... im okay with 2 more. hope the wins come or we could be looking at at another 4-5 year absence.
    Exactly right. Let's face it, next year is going to be a "rebuilding" year again with Craig and Marquis gone. If you're going to give him another year, you have to give him the second. Unless, next year is worst than this year.



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    Re: ESPN says McDermott has two more years

    They also said we were looking at Billie Gillespie two short weeks ago.



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    Re: ESPN says McDermott has two more years

    isuaggie- I'm going to go with Paul Shaffer, even if he can't sing like Elton John. Can't beat his sense of humor.



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