Fred and Bill Self at top of the list for NBA jobs

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  1. CurvedAir

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    Among current college coaches according to Jeff Goodman's (ESPN College BB Insider) NBA sources. He was on 810 here in KC this morning. Says he'll get an opportunity within the next five years. Lots of love for Fred.
     
  2. State43

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    I hope he doesn't get that opportunity. For this programs sake, we need at least 5-6 more years of dreamy to re-establish our program in a good enough standing for him to leave IMO.
     
  3. Luth4Cy

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    Surprised Goodman even said that long. We know Fred was at least in the minds of some GMs in the past. If we have the season we could have I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see him have opportunities sooner rather than later. In saying that I'm not sure he really wants to leave Iowa State, even if it means an NBA job.
     
  4. mtowncyclone13

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    I think he'll stay until he wins the NC.
     
  5. CurvedAir

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    He did say within five years. He also made the point that the job would have to be a good one. Not some crap opening with a perennial loser. He compared him to Brad Stevens and how well their personality works with NBA egos. He's talking to NBA sources in the league which makes me nervous. He's well-connected.
     
  6. swarthmoreCY

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    Here nor there
    At least a FF.
    We get a abnormally good couple breaks on the recruiting trail and it could happen.
     
  7. BWRhasnoAC

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    Only way Fred leaves is after years and years of success, or a NC. He knows what it means to this state, hes one of us. Maybe I'm naive, but I trust him to make the best possible decision for the future of ISU.
     
  8. cyclonedave25

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    I don't think Fred will leave until he has won a couple Big 12 titles and possibly a trip or two to the Final 4 and beyond. He will leave ISU in very good shape, in which we could hire a very good coach to replace him.
     
  9. WDMCyclone

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    He won't leave until he's left a huge permanent mark on the program, much, MUCH bigger than the one he's already leaving right now.
     
  10. Cyclonesince78

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    I fully expect at least 4 more contract renegotiations before Fred leaves.
     
  11. gocubs2118

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    So, after this year?
     
  12. NorthCyd

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    I'm willing to bet he's all ready had the opportunity to leave for an NBA job.
     
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  13. jkclone

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    I expect him to stay 10+ years. He is Ames and Iowa State its that simple. There are really only two jobs that I can see him leaving for and one is highly unlikely. That is the Lakers because they are the Lakers but I really don't think he would because it isn't him. The other is the Timberwolves. I just don't see him being able to leave this for anywhere else. They may offer him more money and stuff but does he really need it? When he can be successful here basically has a contract for life and makes more than enough to buy anything you would want in Iowa I just don't see it.
     
  14. gocubs2118

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    There's already talk about Fred replacing Thibedeau since him and Gar Forman go way back.
     
  15. Cyclonesince78

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    I don't see us losing a 2nd coach to the Bulls.
     
  16. NorthCyd

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    Coaching at the most elite level of the game would be the only draw, but it would be a strong one IMO. I would hate it if he left, but if he really got an offer for one of the top franchises I couldn't hold it against him. On the other hand, if he leaves us for the Bobcats (soon to be Hornets), or a team of similar ilk, I'm not sure I could handle it.
     
  17. CurvedAir

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    Not a wise career move.

    Signed, Tim Floyd
     
  18. mtowncyclone13

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    I trust Fred to do what's best for his family.

    clearly that's a few FFs and a NC.

    BTW, when I type in NC " McGary" pops up s an autocorrect. Damn you BYU!!
     
  19. acgclone

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    I'm enjoying the ride. If he does leave (big IF IMO), the program will be in great shape at least and be an attractive job for his replacement.

    Also heard from a legit source that he was approached about a vacancy this past off season.

    He's on their radar and this season would really seal the deal for most NBA GM's if he can win 2+ games in the dance (IMO)
     
  20. UraMallas

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    #20 UraMallas, Dec 3, 2013
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    I really think that's his internal goal and that guy is a winner who does nothing but succeed, so...


    He's someone who could become an institution if he wins big enough. There's a lot of allure in something like that, too.
     

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