Jamie Pollard addresses NBA rumors about Fred Hoiberg

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The Cyclone tailgate tour rolled into Bettendorf bright and early Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

The biggest topic of conversation was about the coach that wasn’t there.

Athletic Director Jamie Pollard led a group of coaches into town for breakfast with fans, but Fred Hoiberg was not one of them.  Hoiberg has been the center of several NBA rumors, including a possible opening in Chicago in a few weeks.

Pollard was straight forward and honest when addressing those rumors and realizes Hoiberg’s time in Ames might be winding down.

“From the day that he and I sat down and talked about him coaching Iowa State that was something that he expressed as a long term goal of his, to coach in the NBA, and what he has shown in the last five years is that he can really coach, and that really taking it to a whole other level... I'm sure it will happen and when it does it will be a sad day for all of us but we're excited for him”

The full interview with the Cyclones will air on Sunday at 10:35 p.m. on The Score.