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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Coach Stays

Official Statement

University of Iowa's men's basketball Coach Steve Alford is looking
forward to continued success with the Hawkeye program and has
scheduled no interviews for vacant coaching positions.

"I'm the head coach at Iowa. My family and I love the Iowa program and
the community," said Alford. "We had a record-setting season with a
second Big Ten Tournament championship and I look forward to continued
success with this program.

"As in the past, search committees and interested officials from other
programs with openings for a head basketball coach have initiated
contact," said Alford. "I'm flattered with the interest and the
recognition of the outstanding season we had this year," added Alford.
"With that success, comes attention and speculation that I cannot
control. I have not scheduled any interviews with any other

Alford guided Iowa to a 25-9 overall record, including the
championship of the Big Ten Conference Tournament. The Hawkeyes were
11-5 in the Big Ten regular season and tied for second place, one game
behind Ohio State. The 25 wins mark the second highest victory total
in school history. The Hawkeyes won a school-record 17 home games,
posting the first ever undefeated season in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Alford has directed Iowa to six straight winning seasons and
post-season appearances, including three trips to the NCAA Tournament.
Iowa has averaged over 20 wins per year over the past six seasons and
also claimed the 2001 Big Ten Tournament title.

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