Iowa Men's Basketball Head Coach Fran McCaffery Comments on Contract Extension (via hawkeyesportstv)
AS ROSSWB POSTED YESTERDAY, FRAN MCCAFFERY INKED A NEW SEVEN YEAR CONTRACT. The new seven year deal is good through June of 2019. McCaffery spoke with the media following Barta's announced new deal. Here's some of what McCaffery had to say:
"I am very excited to sign this contract. We have made tremendous progress in all phases of the program in two seasons. I appreciate the support and confidence expressed by President Sally Mason and Gary Barta in signing this contract.
"We are committed to continued improvement. We have made progress during both the regular season and in postseason play with our participation in the 2012 NIT. Our players know they have the complete support of the University, and we look forward to the upcoming seasons."
And some tweets from his teleconference:
McCaffery: "As we continue to improve, maybe we'll get some guys who are ready to go (to the NBA) quickly."— Mike Hlas (@Hlas) July 10, 2012
McCaffery on teleconference: Iowa "not a stepping stone situation." Goal is to "probably be in (NCAA tourney) every year."— Mike Hlas (@Hlas) July 10, 2012
McCaffery on freshman: "They're phenomenally focused.This group is getting after it weight room, on the court." #Hawkeyes— Iowa Basketball (@IowaHoops) July 10, 2012
McCaffery: "When I came here it was my expectation to finish my career here.There is no place higher than the Big Ten." #Hawkeyes— Iowa Basketball (@IowaHoops) July 10, 2012
McCaffery: "We want to be in the NCAAs every year... that's where we hope and aspire to be." #Hawkeyes— Iowa Basketball (@IowaHoops) July 10, 2012
Iowa AD: That moniker of Iowa being a FB school, I’d say yes, proudly. And we also believe that we’re a BB school and a wrestling school.— Scott Dochterman (@ScottDochterman) July 10, 2012
McCaffery: "We want to compete for championships." #Hawkeyes— Aaron Brenner (@ajbrenner11) July 10, 2012
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