Yesterday wasn’t your typical May 7 in the world of Iowa State basketball. A lot went down.
Think you might have missed a link or two? We’ve got you covered in this installment of the Cyclone Roundup.
Otzelberger to Washington
Fred Hoiberg’s former associate head coach T.J. Otzelberger accepted a similar job at the University of Washington – that is the story that made most of the headlines. Here are the links…
*** In addition to Custer, 2013 signee (and Otzelberger recruit) Matt Thomas told Travis Hines that he still fully plans on attending Iowa State too. — Ames Tribune
*** Hines’ story on Otzleberger’s departure with quotes from Fred Hoiberg. — Ames Tribune
*** Randy Peterson writes that Otzelberger to Washington/Hoiberg’s new contract (which we’ll get to in a minute) works out well for both parties. — Des Moines Register
The New Deal
Details of Fred Hoiberg’s new contract with Iowa State were released yesterday as well.
The buyout on Hoiberg’s contract if he were to leave for another college job is a cool $2 million.
The buyout however drops to $500 thousand if "The Mayor" would leave for the NBA.
*** Full details on Hoiberg’s new deal can be found here in this piece by Travis Hines. — The Ames Tribune
*** Some perspective on the Hoiberg contract via Myron Medcalf. — ESPN.com