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OnTheWarpath58
03-21-2006, 10:05 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=2378077



Iowa State will announce Northern Iowa's Greg McDermott as its next men's basketball coach at a news conference later today, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com Tuesday morning.

McDermott replaces Wayne Morgan, who was abruptly fired Thursday after three seasons.

McDermott told Northern Iowa athletic director Rick Hartzell late Monday night. A team meeting was scheduled for noon Tuesday to let the players know of McDermott's decision. McDermott led Northern Iowa to its second consecutive NCAA Tournament, losing to Georgetown in the first round last week in Dayton.

McDermott interviewed with Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard on Sunday in Iowa City. McDermott also interviewed with Kansas State on Monday in Chicago. A source told ESPN.com that McDermott was offered both jobs.

Meanwhile, a source said Northern Iowa is expected to promote assistant Ben Jacobson to replace McDermott. That announcement could come as early as Wednesday morning.

Mr. Kotter
03-21-2006, 11:05 AM
Probably a good move for ISU.

nychief
03-21-2006, 11:23 AM
great hire. I bet Iowa is pissed they did not a chance at him.

ChiefsCountry
03-21-2006, 12:21 PM
Well the Big 12 got a huge winer coach. He wines to the refs all the time.

htismaqe
03-21-2006, 12:39 PM
great hire. I bet Iowa is pissed they did not a chance at him.

As an Iowa fan, I'm not pissed at all. I wish Iowa would hire a more established coach this time around. Like Tom Davis, but hopefully a better recruiter.

Greg McDermott = Steve Alford

IMO

SBK
03-21-2006, 12:40 PM
Well the Big 12 got a huge winer coach. He wines to the refs all the time.

No, ISU got rid of their winer coach a few years back.

http://www.slamonline.com/links/eustachy.jpg

I think the term you are looking for is whiner..... ROFL

Pitt Gorilla
03-21-2006, 12:42 PM
The mood was pretty somber here today. Mac was a great coach. However, Jacobson will be a great hire for the program (should be announced later today). Hopefully, he'll be able to keep the recruiting class intact.

htismaqe
03-21-2006, 01:32 PM
The mood was pretty somber here today. Mac was a great coach. However, Jacobson will be a great hire for the program (should be announced later today). Hopefully, he'll be able to keep the recruiting class intact.

Are you in Cedar Falls?

tk13
03-21-2006, 01:37 PM
As an Iowa fan, I'm not pissed at all. I wish Iowa would hire a more established coach this time around. Like Tom Davis, but hopefully a better recruiter.

Greg McDermott = Steve Alford

IMO
From what I've seen, I think McDermott might be a better game coach. I'm not sure he'll be a better recruiter...