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Iowa State talking to Aggie coach Eustachy

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Utah State basketball coach Larry Eustachy was unavailable for comment Friday, but sources close to the coach confirmed he has been contacted by Iowa State officials. Iowa State asked USU's permission before speaking with Eustachy regarding the Cyclones' job opening created when Tim Floyd took the job Thursday as the Chicago Bulls' director of basketball operations.

Eustachy and Floyd are close friends, and Floyd, rumored to be headed to the Bulls for more than a year, lobbied long to get his friend an in with ISU, a Big Ten team located in Ames, Iowa.Illinois State coach Kevin Stallings is likely the top candidate, along with Eustachy, for the job that reportedly paid Floyd $750,000 in salary and fringes.