New Mexico seeks meeting with Alford

University of New Mexico has received permission to interview Iowa basketball coach Steve Alford about the Lobos' head coaching vacancy. Full Story
Biff

Willowbrook, IL

#1 Mar 21, 2007
When Alford leaves, Iowas should go after Marquette's coach Tom Crean. Look at how successful he has been and he got his big start coaching under Tom Izzo at Michigan St, so I am sure he would want back in the Big Ten.
JG Carbondale IL

Carbondale, IL

#2 Mar 22, 2007
Iowa may also want to look at Chris Lowery from SIU (Sweet 16 team playing tonight against Kansas). He's a great player's coach and has a wonderful W/L record in 3 years (76-25). We would hate to loose him as our coach, but money and the Big Ten Conference would be a major step up. I hope he decides to stay at SIU since it's his alma mater. However, he may be ready to make the move like his predecessors (Weber at IL. and Painter at Purdue).
Cree McMains

Overland Park, KS

#3 Mar 22, 2007
I agree with JG - go after Chris Lowery of SIU. If Chris has a desire to leave SIU, I would like to see him at Iowa. I worked in the atheletic department with Chris when he was a player at SIU, he is a natural leader and people like being around him. I would like to see him stay at SIU, but I do not know if they can retain him. If he goes, I hope it is to Iowa. He has a bright future and would be a good coach for the Univ. of Iowa. See Ya Alford, tired of hearing rumors: Indiana, now New Mexico - get out of here
tony

Clive, IA

#4 Mar 22, 2007
Right now ANY coach would make me happy! Alford can dress but he cant coach and he cant recruit. See ya Alford. You just made my day!
dave

Sumner, IA

#5 Mar 22, 2007
anything is better than Alford...one of the biggest mistakes was resigning him last year...could have made a run with the talent they had..just glad to get rid of his dumb ass
billy

Sumner, IA

#6 Mar 22, 2007
tony wrote:
Right now ANY coach would make me happy! Alford can dress but he cant coach and he cant recruit. See ya Alford. You just made my day!
this is the best news that ever happened to Iowa Basketball...i heard he was gay anyway..don't know for sure maybe just rumors...something about corn cobs
tim

Sumner, IA

#7 Mar 22, 2007
relax hes not gay. need we bash a guy who his wife must deal with everyday. lets just wish him the best and get his ASS out of hear. no pun intended. he crashed into us with his escalade going to an Iowa football game. what an idiot. anyway he did his best and as you can tell he is a horrible coach with many problems
matt

United States

#8 Mar 22, 2007
so is ne one from New Mexico excited about steveie comming??
Hawkfan1

United States

#9 Mar 22, 2007
Ok...this whole thing is smiple. Let Alford take the job at New Mexico State and then look at Loyola Chiago's coach Jim Whitesell. He has proven himeslf at Lewis University and taken them to the Elliete 8 in the NCAA Division 2 Tournement. He also got screwed over at Loyola this year playing Butler 3 times and beating them once, all the games that they played went into overtime. He deserved to be in the NCAA tourney or the NITs this year. He is a great coach and an IOWA boy. So I think the University of Iowa should give him a chance. I think he would be a great improvement to Iowa athletics. Jim Whitesell should be the University of Iowa's new Men's basketball coach.
Hawkfan1

United States

#10 Mar 22, 2007
Ok...this whole thing is smiple. Let Alford take the job at New Mexico State and then look at Loyola Chiago's coach Jim Whitesell. He has proven himeslf at Lewis University and taken them to the Elliete 8 in the NCAA Division 2 Tournement. He also got screwed over at Loyola this year playing Butler 3 times and beating them once, all the games that they played went into overtime. He deserved to be in the NCAA tourney or the NITs this year. He is a great coach and an IOWA boy. So I think the University of Iowa should give him a chance. I think he would be a great improvement to Iowa athletics. Jim Whitesell should be the University of Iowa's new Men's basketball coach.
Hawkfan1

United States

#11 Mar 23, 2007
ALFORD IS LEAVING FOR NEW MEXICO.

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