It was a bit of a joke, but perhaps incoming Iowa State Cyclones coach Fred Hoiberg learned something during his tenure as Minnesota Timberwolves exec – even if it was a late lesson taught by Darko Milicic, of all people.
According Iowa Newspapers’ ISU sports site Go Cyclones, Hoiberg wrote a mail to his brother Steve that advised him “[not to] come home unless you have a couple of 7-foot Serbians.”
The ‘site notes that Steve Hoiberg is “in Europe.” Searches do not reveal whether this is the Steve Hoiberg of the Nashville-based music talent agency (maybe he’s scouting some new blues talent out here…?) or some other Steve Hoiberg.
Barring Hoiberg’s dream signing, it seems the 2010-11 Jayhawks will be depending on PG Diante Garrett, “who averaged 9.2 points and 5.1 assists last season and could be the centerpiece of the Cyclone offense next season, regardless if a few 7-footer Serbians make it to campus or not.
Nevertheless, do you suppose the likes of Dejan Musli and Nemanja Besovic are in Hoiberg’s speed-dial yet?