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Georges Niang on Fred Hoiberg: '(He won't) lay down for anybody'

Georges Niang on Fred Hoiberg: '(He won't) lay down for anybody'

If NBA-TV blacked out Bulls games because of cable contractual issues, Iowa State forward Georges Niang would get upset.

"We'd call our parents to try to get the Comcast connection," Niang said of him and his Cyclone teammates, whom Fred Hoiberg coached before taking the Bulls' job. "Fred always has been a father figure to me."

Iowa State went 76-29 in the three seasons Hoiberg and Niang shared in Ames, but it's not like moments of adversity didn't happen. And as Niang watched the Bulls limp through an injury-plagued 42-40 season that ended with them missing the postseason for the first time since 2008, he recalled Hoiberg's temperament during tough...

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