Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Fred Hoiberg took over at Iowa State in 2010 with absolutely no coaching experience. He had the Cyclones in the tournament in his second season in Ames.
Hoiberg has been creative in how he's built his roster, willing to take on multiple transfers. In 2011-12, he had an extremely unique talent in Royce White. Hoiberg had White, a power forward, bring the ball up the floor a majority of the time.
Hoiberg also plays more of an NBA style than most college teams, which comes from his experience playing in the league and then working in the Timberwolves' front office. The Cyclones spread the floor, shoot a lot of threes and try to take advantage of mismatches. And if that means a power forward playing point guard, the Mayor doesn't think twice.