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Creighton set to hire ISU's McDermott

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

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.
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Since: Jul 29, 2008
Posted on: April 27, 2010 11:56 am
 

Creighton set to hire ISU's McDermott

By the way TJ, it's okay to use 12 size font and not try and make a point using 20 size bold font.



Since: Jul 29, 2008
Posted on: April 27, 2010 11:54 am
 

Creighton set to hire ISU's McDermott

One or two good years in the last fifteen years does not qualify Iowa State as a formidable opponent in the Big 12.Good analysis there, since you only show records going back 8 years, 4 of which are during McDermott's tenure. The other 2 include Wayne Morgan and Eustacy. Also, I said formidable, not a good opponent. All that means is that ISU presented a challenge for other Big XII programs, not that they were necessarily going to win.

Iowa State's program has had decent years, none of which were during Coach McDermott's time in Ames. All that man did was help keep us in the cellar after a successful season when the Cyclones made it to the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament.

My only guess is that you are a Hawks fan, and are just upset that you were the cellar dwellar of the Big 10 (11) last year.



Since: Apr 26, 2010
Posted on: April 27, 2010 9:48 am
 

Creighton set to hire ISU's McDermott

Season
2008-09  15-17  (4-12)
2007-08  14-18  (4-12)
2006-07  15-16  (6-10)
2005-06  16-14  (6-10)
2004-05  19-12  (9-7)
2003-04  20-13  (7-9)
2002-03  17-14  (5-11)
2001-02  12-19 (4-12)

Quote: "The Cyclones went from a formidable opponent in the Big 12 to a joke in the conference".  One or two good years in the last fifteen years does not qualify Iowa State as a formidable opponent in the Big 12.

The cellar will be quite comfortable for years to come until quote "since he was unable to sway good recruits to come to Iowa".





Since: Nov 14, 2007
Posted on: April 26, 2010 2:59 pm
 

Creighton set to hire ISU's McDermott

He has a work ethic second to none and wants to win wherever he goes.Wanting to win and actually winning are two different things.

I'm sure Creighton fans want to win a National Title/get to Final Four/get to Elite Eight, but that won't be happening under McDermott.



Since: Jul 29, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2010 1:30 pm
 

Creighton set to hire ISU's McDermott

Mac can make a mediocre player into a good if not a great player with time.Really? How much time does he need? 7 years, after the player has graduated? You can sit in on all of the practices that you want, but but he made very clear while at Iowa State is that he is not good enough to coach in a major conference. His skill set is best suited in conferences like the MVC or the Horizon League, where you can get away with being a lousy coach since you are playing teams that have 2nd and 3rd tier players.

Coach Mac can wish all he wants to win, yet he was unable to do so while in Ames. The Cyclones went from a formidable opponent in the Big 12 to a joke in the conference. This falls on the shoulders of McDermott, since he was unable to sway good recruits to come to Iowa, and relied on all of his shooters to be proficient 3 point shooters. In the Big XII, you need big men, not just small guards who only take the outside shot.

Maybe GM will do better at Creighton, since he is going back to the conference where he belongs. He is not and will not ever be able to successfully coach in a major conference, so in my mind, good riddance!



Since: Apr 26, 2010
Posted on: April 26, 2010 11:50 am
 

Creighton set to hire ISU's McDermott

I have had the opportunity to watch Coach McDermott not only coach basketball games during his career, but I have had the good fortune of sitting in on practices, and let me tell you right now that this is the man for the Bluejay job.
He has a work ethic second to none and wants to win wherever he goes.  He will be able to bring in the recruits from the talent rich state of Iowa along with Nebraska and the surrounding states.
Mac can make a mediocre player into a good if not a great player with time. Why?  He is patient and believes in every player that suits up in the colors of the team he is coaching, but I also believe there will be a no nonsense attitude under his leadership.



Since: Aug 23, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2010 11:37 am
 

Creighton set to hire ISU's McDermott

I agreed with everything until you said "bring back Morgan".  The last person I want in charge of ISU basketball is a guy who has been a failure at selling satellite dishes in central Iowa over the last 4 years...



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: April 26, 2010 10:38 am
 

Creighton set to hire ISU's McDermott

hahahaha yesss.  What a huge win for ISU.  We can finally start turning around this mediocre program that G-Mac ran into the ground.  Bring back Wayne Morgan!



Since: Jul 29, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2010 10:32 am
 

Creighton set to hire ISU's McDermott

Thank god, I have been waiting for this to happen for a while now. Greg McDermott did nothing to improve the Cyclones men's basketball program, regardless what people say about a lack of talent, money, etc.

The issue is not a lack of funding for Cyclones sports, since Jaime Pollard is doing everything he can to improve the current image of Iowa State athletics. Clearly his strategy is working (other than men's bball), since all other sports have seen vast improvements over the past several seasons. McDermott had plenty of resources to help improve this team, yet has not done enough to convince good recruits to spend four years in Ames.

Detractors can say what they want about Iowa State, but GM did not fulfill his responsibilities as head coach to bring this team to some level of prominence. McDermott belongs in the MVC, since that is the highest level he can ever hope to achieve as a coach. This is not a rag on the MVC, since there are clearly many good programs within this conference. The problem is that McDermott does not have the skills to be a coach in a major conference.



Since: Jan 12, 2009
Posted on: April 26, 2010 10:15 am
 

Creighton set to hire ISU's McDermott

Seriously, how much more can this poor team take? <br />Good luck on the new hire, Cyclones. It's going to be a tough one.



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