The Mayo Clinic says Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg is expected to be released on Thursday, less than a week after open-heart surgery. Hoiberg had surgery at the clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, on Friday to replace his aortic valve, a procedure he put off twice during the season.
Flip Saunders is a former coach himself, so he knows how coveted a head coaching job in the NBA can be.
In this week’s That Thing You Missed watch the Twins pull an epic March Madness prank on Mike Pelfrey, Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg’s lack of dancing prowess go viral and what just might be the worst answer to a sports question ever.
Wilt had some unbelievable games here. Ali and Frazier fought here. The players who will take the court at Madison Square Garden this weekend, though, don’t remember any of that. And yet they still regard the Garden as the World’s Most Famous Arena.
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The remarkable job that Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg has done in turning around his alma mater apparently got the attention of several colleges and NBA teams.
The debate over Iowa State’s decision to hire Fred Hoiberg two years ago included at least one point everyone could agree on. Even if Hoiberg could make the transition from NBA executive to Big 12 coach, it was going to take time.
Fred Hoiberg has seen much: an NBA career, a near death experience due to a heart condition, and a return to his roots at Iowa State University, where he is trying to get the Cyclones back to prominence.
Royce White is one of the most talented basketball players that didn’t play for Tubby Smith because of off-the-court issues. He’s now at Iowa State under the tutelage of former Timberwolf Fred Hoiberg.