Fred Hoiberg’s former players offer up touching twitter tributes

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It would be easy for any player on the Iowa State roster to be mad at head coach Fred Hoiberg, particularly seniors Georges Niang and Naz Long.

They helped turned this program around, and after returning to school for their final season, they made their way into spring as a top five team with a chance to win a national title. And then, on the first day of June, their head coach bails on them — on his hometown team — for a chance to coach an NBA team.

I don’t think I could blame anyone on that roster if they were upset about Hoiberg’s decision to go pro.

But they’re not.

Both Niang and Long posted beautiful, heartfelt thank you notes to Hoiberg on their twitter accounts after The Mayor took off for Chicago:

It’s great to see young men handling a situation like this with such class.