The Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge began on Monday, and it features 48 college basketball coaches competing to see who will get $100,000 donated to a charity of his choice. The field contains a who’s-who of the coaching elite, including Jim Boeheim, Tom Izzo, Mike Krzyzewski and Roy Williams, but make no mistake, Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg is in it to win it.
Hoiberg stars in an ad for the Challenge that was also released on Monday, and let’s just say that he does nothing to diminish the reputation for red-hot dance moves he earned during the 2014 NCAA tournament. Just to refresh your memory, this was Hoiberg after his Cyclones dispatched North Carolina to reach the Sweet 16:
Realizing the kind of talent they had on their hands, the folks behind Monday’s ad put Hoiberg in an appropriately colored track suit, told him to bust out his freshest breakdancing routines and let the camera roll. Take a look:
Yo, the crowd wasn’t booing, it was yelling, “Electric boogaloo!” No wonder Pitt Coach Jamie Dixon realized he needed to walk away.
However, right at the end, Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery appeared up to the challenge of possibly getting served by Hoiberg. Could we be in store for a sequel, in which McCaffery dazzles the crowd with his poppin’ and lockin’? Probably not, but we can dare to dream.