Looking for some good news? AND some sports as a distraction? How about the hiring of a basketball coach with small-town Iowa ties by a "Power 5" school? A major university in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) has hired Steve Forbes.

He is not the businessman and former Presidential candidate of the same name. ESPN says this Steve Forbes just got hired at Wake Forest. He is a native of Lone Tree, Iowa, and according to Wikipedia,  was once the head coach at Southwestern Community College in Creston. He made assistant coaching stops at Texas A & M, Wichita State, and Tennessee, working under former Iowa assistant coach Bruce Pearl. His most recent job was leading the charge at East Tennessee State.

Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina just fired basketball legend Danny Manning, who coached them to a dismal couple of years. Now it's Forbes' turn to put his Iowa work ethic to the test.

We'll always root for these Iowa guys, as long as the team on the other side isn't one of ours. Go Demon Deacons!

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