Tag:Greg McDermott
Posted on: April 26, 2010 3:37 pm
Edited on: April 26, 2010 3:44 pm
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McDermott reaches deal with Creighton


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.
Posted on: April 26, 2010 12:53 am
Edited on: April 26, 2010 12:55 am
 

Creighton set to hire ISU's McDermott


A television station in Omaha reported Sunday that Creighton has replaced Dana Altman with Iowa State's Greg McDermott. Meantime, a source close to Creighton told CBSSports.com that McDermott still hasn't formally accepted the offer, but that he will Monday barring a change of plans.

An introductory press conference could come as early as Tuesday.

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

Altman left Creighton on Saturday after 16 seasons.

He'll be introduced at Oregon on Monday.
Posted on: November 13, 2009 4:48 pm
Edited on: November 13, 2009 5:05 pm
 

Barnes picks UNC


Harrison Barnes committed to North Carolina on Friday, choosing the Tar Heels over Duke, Iowa State and three other schools. The 6-foot-6 wing from Ames, Iowa is widely considered the top prospect in the Class of 2010 because of his physical gifts and the impressive way he handles himself both on and off the court.

Barnes informed UNC coach Roy Williams and the current Tar Heels via Skype.

“I just wanted to let you know I’ll be joining you guys next year on the squad," Barnes said. "I can’t wait.”

Barnes' commitment ensures North Carolina will have another monster class; MaxPreps.com already had it ranked eighth nationally, even before Barnes signed. Meantime, the development is a tough blow to Iowa State, which had hoped to land the hometown product. Barnes' mother, Shirley Barnes, actually works at ISU. But the local connection wasn't enough to keep Barnes from signing with North Carolina.

"HB is a great kid," Iowa State coach Greg McDermott Tweeted shortly after the announcement. "I wish him well. I am disappointed just like our fans. Time to focus on a group of guys that love Iowa State! "
 
 
 
 
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