It was just last week when former Iowa State Cyclones head coach Fred Hoiberg was introduced as the new head coach of the Chicago Bulls. On Monday, it was reported the defending Big 12 champions have found their coach of the future.
According to College Basketball Talk, Murray State head coach Steve Prohm has agreed with the Cyclones to take the same position.
This seems like it could be the best decision for Iowa State because hiring a mid-major coach of Prohm’s caliber will not only bring a great coach in to lead the team, but it will save the Cyclones money as well.
Prohm has been considered as one of the best coaches among the mid-major programs after four years with the Racers. He has a record of 104-29 and a Ohio Valley record of 54-10 with the Racers in his four years there. In his first season, the Racers opened the season 23-0, eventually cracking the top ten. The team finished the regular season 30-1 that season and earned a six seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Racers knocked off Colorado State in the first round, but fell to Marquette in the Round of 32.
Murray State has not been back to the Big Dance since Prohm’s first season, but they just missed the tournament after a jumper from Taylor Barnette missed in the conference tournament final.
The Cyclones may have not gotten a top tier coach, but they certainly have landed a coach that will lead them to success in Prohm.
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