March 23, 2007
Gatens reacts to Alford's departure
Right now there is no letter of intent that binds Matt Gatens to play basketball for Iowa next season, but for a kid that grew up in Iowa City dreaming of being a Hawkeye since he first picked up a basketball, the news of Coach Alford's departure really hit home.
While Gatens heart is always a black and gold, he had developed a very special friendship and relationship with Coach Alford and Coach Neal since committing to the Hawkeyes after his freshman season in high school.
Now, the Iowa City High star is looking at life without those two in his future.
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