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10hMyron Medcalf

Medcalf: Hoiberg restored Iowa State's relevance

Fred Hoiberg rebuilt Iowa State, his alma mater, achieving plenty in a short stretch. Now it seems time for a new challenge with the Chicago Bulls.

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23hEamonn Brennan

Looking ahead: Washington Huskies

Looking ahead to the 2015-16 season for Washington, which is at a crossroads under longtime head coach Lorenzo Romar.

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3dDana O'Neil

Looking ahead: Colorado Buffaloes

There is not just an expectation of success at Colorado now, but an expectation that the work needed to succeed will be done.

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5dEamonn Brennan

Looking ahead: Oregon State Beavers

Led by Gary Payton II, the Oregon State Beavers could be heading toward an NCAA tournament bid.

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5dMyron Medcalf

Looking Ahead: Arizona State Sun Devils

Can new coach Bobby Hurley, with his impressive basketball pedigree, turn around an Arizona State Sun Devils program stuck in mediocrity?

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Brown: Looking ahead at the UCLA Bruins

Three returning starters -- Bryce Alford, Tony Parker and Isaac Hamilton -- will form the Bruins' nucleus. The potential challenge is depth.

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Brennan: Looking ahead at the Utah Utes

Utah might be missing one piece with Delon Wright gone, but the Utes kept a big piece of their ever-building puzzle with the return of center Jakob Poeltl.

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10dMyron Medcalf

Looking Ahead: Oregon Ducks

A talented recruiting class should help the Oregon Ducks compete in the Pac-12, a league that doesn't appear to have a clear favorite.


Alexander: Time at Kansas not as planned

Cliff Alexander dealt with an NCAA investigation, low playing time and a suspension during his time at Kansas. Alexander called it a "bad deck of cards": "When I was playing, I wasn't very dominant. I didn't live up to my expectations, the way I was supposed to, and then when the suspension came, it just made me go downward."

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Jay Bilas @JayBilas

Would you ever believe that I'd ever believe that I'd ever achieve what I have achieved? I gotta go to work.

Hoiberg, Thibodeau not similar coaches

ESPN's Bradford Doolittle: "[Fred] Hoiberg is so polar opposite in personality from [Tom] Thibodeau that the buzzword you keep encountering is 'anti-Thibs.' One NBA executive I spoke to raved about Hoiberg, calling him a 'great guy with absolutely no ego.'" Strategy different too (Insider)

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Hoiberg's college legacy untarnished

Fred Hoiberg rebuilt Iowa State, his alma mater, achieving plenty in a short stretch. Now it seems time for a new challenge with the Chicago Bulls. But "The Mayor" should leave Ames with a new nickname among Cyclones fans, Myron Medcalf writes: 'The Prince'

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Bulls expected to hire Hoiberg Tuesday

Chicago is making a "major announcement" at 3 p.m. ET, the expectation being that the team will reveal the hiring of Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg. Hoiberg informed his ISU staff and players of his decision Monday before boarding a plane for Chicago, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

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Jeff Borzello @jeffborzello

Khalid El-Amin's son, Ishmael, is a potential high-major prospect in 2017. Just added an offer from DePaul. Plays for Net Gain Sports.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

One source close to Thibs on what he will do if doesn't get a job for this season. "He might watch film for a year straight. No lie."

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Bulls players are gonna love Hoiberg because he is consummate "players coach." My guess is overall team physical/mental health will improve.

Myron Medcalf @MedcalfByESPN

Lot of folks will say Hoiberg only won at ISU due to transfers. But believing in, molding and unleashing Georges Niang was greatest feat.

Myron Medcalf @MedcalfByESPN

He used to meet with Royce White every day in his office. Just talking to him, building that trust. Not easy. Knows how to connect w/guys.

Myron Medcalf @MedcalfByESPN

Re: Hoiberg's people skills...I was with him after that tough OT loss to KU few years ago. Greeted construction guys in his office by name.

Myron Medcalf @MedcalfByESPN

Hoiberg won't have any trouble with NBA personalities. Coached Royce White, Deandre Kane, Chris Allen, Bryce Dejean-Jones and made it work.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Spoke to and texted with some NBA guys today on who likely to be next in the college-to-NBA-route. Answer: Bill Self or Kevin Ollie.