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McDermott reaches deal with Creighton

Posted on: April 26, 2010 3:37 pm
Edited on: April 26, 2010 3:44 pm
 

Iowa State's Greg McDermott, after weighing his options through the night, accepted an offer Monday to replace Dana Altman at Creighton, a source told CBSSports.com.

An introductory press conference could come as early as Tuesday.

This develop marks a return to the Missouri Valley Conference for McDermott, who rose to prominence while leading Northern Iowa to three straight NCAA tournaments before taking the Iowa State job in 2006. He coached the Cyclones for four seasons but finished 10th-or-worse each of the past three, and he was likely one more bad record from being fired, meaning McDermott's move from ISU to Creighton is similar to the move Steve Alford made from Iowa to New Mexico three years ago.

The deal is believed to be worth $10 million over nine years.

Altman left Creighton on Saturday after 16 seasons.
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Since: Jan 29, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2010 10:10 pm
 

McDermott reaches deal with Creighton

I don't know how Pollard does it:  first, he gets Auburn to rid us of the disaster that was Chizik, now he does the same with Creighton and McDermott.  Compromising photos of the AD?  Hypnosis?  



Since: Jan 29, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2010 10:10 pm
 

McDermott reaches deal with Creighton

I don't know how Pollard does it:  first, he gets Auburn to rid us of the disaster that was Chizik, now he does the same with Creighton and McDermott.  Compromising photos of the AD?  Hypnosis?  



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2010 9:39 pm
 

McDermott reaches deal with Creighton

Good Bye McDermott. I had high hopes for you, but you will not be missed. We need a coach who can recruit (and keep) Big 12 quality players.



Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: April 26, 2010 8:32 pm
 

McDermott reaches deal with Creighton

I second that



Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: April 26, 2010 6:48 pm
 

McDermott reaches deal with Creighton

He's been released from his LOI to UNI.  My quess is that Mac called Jake yesterday and asked for the release.  They are too close not to let Doug to CU.  Doug is a great fit for a MVC team that is why he was going to UNI to start. 



Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2010 6:08 pm
 

McDermott reaches deal with Creighton

I know that I'm biased, but I don't think that UNI should release Doug to go play for his dad at Creighton.  Doug made a decision and commitment to go to Northern Iowa and he should stick with that commitment.  Just because his dad doesn't keep his commitment to Iowa State, doesn't make it right that he should get out of his commitment.
Obviously, I think that his dad should have stuck out his commitment too.  I realize that "contracts" in sports aren't really much of a contract like they used to be. BUT WHY NOT ?!? These coaches and players should exemplify what it means to be a man of honor and do what the agree to do. But instead they take the selfish and easy way out.



Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2010 5:47 pm
 

McDermott reaches deal with Creighton

Wahoo! Thank God! The most irrelevant period of Cyclone basketball in the past 30 years has come to a close.

Think about this: the four years of McDermott's tenure, ISU didn't make a single post-season tournament once!! The previous 21 years before Mac, the Clones made a post-season tournament 17 out of those 21 years and 13 of them were the NCAAs. Plus, ISU reached the Sweet Sixteen or better during four of those years! And despite all this, ISU stayed within the top 30 in nation-wide attendance this year.

Hilton Magic's dormant period is finally over. Awake the beast!!



Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: April 26, 2010 5:32 pm
 

Hold the phone on Doug McDermott and...

   UNI says that reports of Doug McDermott's release from his scholarship are not accurate and they haven't been contacted.
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Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: April 26, 2010 5:27 pm
 

McDermott reaches deal with Creighton

just saw that Doug McDermott will be following his Dad to play at Creighton.  I figured UNI would do the right thing and this is the right thing.  How can you keep a kid from playing for his Dad.  I wish UNI had Doug but I don't blame the kid and glad UNI did the right thing.



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: April 26, 2010 5:09 pm
 

McDermott reaches deal with Creighton

It will be interesting what happens with Greg McDermott's son Doug.  Doug is Northern Iowa's top recruit and has signed a letter of intent.  An acquantance's son heard from Doug that he will be going to Creighton, but if UNI doesn't release him from his letter of intent he'd have to sit out 2 years.  Greg McDermott has a good relationship with UNI as an alum and took the school to the NCAA tournament 3 times as coach.  UNI coach Ben Jacobson is best friends with Greg McDermott.  Still, it's a business decision because letting Doug go could come back to bite UNI.  UNI's athletic director was not at UNI when McDermott was and he is the one that will make the final decision. 


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