Friday, March 09, 2007
From The DesMoines Register....Via The Big Lead's Roundup.... comes an interesting story about Doug Gottlieb and Iowa coach Steve Alford.
Apparently Gottlieb has a source that says Alford is going to be replaced in the offseason. While Iowa officials are denying the story....Gottlieb is sticking to his guns.
Gottlieb, meanwhile, discussed the matter during a teleconference this morning.I'm beginning to see why Dickie V might not get into the Hall. His "ass-kissing" of coaches really does take away from his reporting. Great job by Gottlieb (whom I've always enjoyed) to stand by his story. It's like knowing your Best Friend is cheating on his girlfriend, and you don't know whether to tell her or not. I know coaches make a ton of money, but ADs and GMs do some shady things behind their backs at times. Alford should be thanking Doug.....well, he should be packing his bags first because he's had 8 years to help Iowa and hasn't done jack.
“All I can tell you is, I wasn’t making an editorial comment,” Gottlieb said. “I was reporting based upon a source that I had.”
Gottlieb added: “Just so you know, it was edited a little bit stronger than the note I sent in to ESPN The Magazine, that Steve Alford may be in trouble.”
I don't know why Altman would leave Creighton for a bad Iowa team, but I guess if the money is right you never know. Also....didn't Creighton beat Iowa in the tournament a few years back? Interesting.......