Spokane, WA - Eastern Washington University interim athletic director Michael Westfall, who recently completed his evaluation of the department, has announced that Mike Burns will not return as men’s basketball coach next season.
Burns was hired as head coach April 1, 2004. During his three seasons at the helm the Eagles compiled a 38-49 record, including 22-22 in the Big Sky Conference. He was also with the team as an assistant coach from 2000-2003.
Westfall said a search for a new men’s basketball coach will begin immediately.
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Spokane, WA - Eastern Washington University’s loss is the National Basketball Association’s gain.
Although he kept open the option to possibly return for his junior season, Rodney Stuckey has eliminated that option by recently hiring Goodwin Sports Management based in Seattle, Wash., to represent him.
On April 25, the sensational Eagle basketball player declared for the NBA draft that takes place on June 28. If he hadn’t hired an agent, he could have withdrawn his name by June 18 and returned to EWU next fall.
NBA Draft: Rodney Stuckey
Spokane, WA - Guards Adris DeLeon from College of Southern Idaho and James Doran from Sierra College in California are among the four new players who recently signed letters of intent to attend Eastern Washington University and play basketball for the Eagles next fall, EWU head coach Mike Burns announced Tuesday (April 15).
Portland State men's basketball has added another transfer to its roster with the signing of former University of Hawai'i team member Dominic Waters.
Waters will transfer to Portland State for the 2007-08 year and redshirt as per NCAA rules. He will be eligible to play during the 2008-09 season and have junior eligibility.
"I may sound like a broken record, but once again I am excited about another local kid who has decided to come back to Portland and play for Portland State," said Viking Head Coach Ken Bone in reference to Waters and another transfer, Phil Nelson.
Former University of Washington basketball player Phil Nelson will transfer to Portland State University and play basketball for the Vikings. Nelson, who was a freshman for the Huskies during the 2006-07 season, will transfer to PSU this fall. Due to NCAA transfer rules, he will redshirt in 2007-08.
"We're very excited about Phil's addition to our program," said Viking Coach Ken Bone. "One, because he is local kid who wants to be a part of the Portland State basketball program. And two, because he is a really outstanding athlete who can shoot it."
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