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TORONTO RAPTORS vs MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES
Toronto Raptors' Milt Palacio drives the ball past Minnesota Timberwolves' Fred Hoiberg in second quarter action at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Canada on Jan. 21, 2004. The T-wolves defeated the Raptors 108-97. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)
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Fredrick Kristian Hoiberg (born October 15, 1972 in Lincoln, Nebraska) is the head men's basketball coach at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, where he grew up and had played college basketball. He was previously Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA and played professionally for 10 years.

Hoiberg, a multi-talented athlete, was the quarterback of the football team and the captain of the basketball team in his hometown of Ames, Iowa. He led his Ames High School basketball team to a State Championship in 1991. He was honored as the State of Iowa's Mr. Basketball" for 1991. The next season, he enrolled at Iowa State University, also located in Ames, Iowa, to play college basketball. He played three seasons for legendary coach Johnny Orr and one season for Orr's successor, Tim Floyd. Hoiberg was a First-Team All-Big Eight selection in 1995. The most popular player in the history of Iowa State basketball, Hoiberg's name is found among the top seven positions for nearly every statistical category. In college, he was known as an all-around player, capable of making clutch shots in important situations. While at Iowa, Hoiberg joined Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

He got the nickname "The Mayor" when he received several write-in votes during the 1993 Ames, Iowa mayoral race.

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