Saturday April 18th, 2015

Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg underwent successful open-heart surgery on Friday, according to a release from the school.

Hoiberg underwent an operation to replace his aortic valve at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The anticipated recovery time is four to six weeks.

"Everything went very well," Dr. Rakesh Suri said. "The operation was a success and Mr. Hoiberg is in recovery and doing very well himself."

Hoiberg retired from the NBA after the 2004-05 season because of heart issues. In five seasons at Iowa State, Hoiberg has led the Cyclones to a 115-56 record with four NCAA tournament appearances.

"After my initial surgery to replace my aortic root 10 years ago, I knew that this was something that would need to be done at some point," Hoiberg said in a statement last week. "My valve has severe regurgitation and the time has come to get it replaced. I am hopeful that this will be my last surgery and I’m looking forward to getting this behind me."

Jeremy Woo

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