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Bob Knight Resigns

February 4th, 2008

Bob Knight announced his resignation on Monday, and his son Pat will take over as head coach at Texas Tech. The Red Raiders are 12-8 overall, and currently 3-3 in Big 12 play, with little chance of making the NCAA Tournament.

Knight, 67, recently won his 900th game against Texas A&M has the most wins of any D1 coach with 902. He retires having won 3 National Titles with Indiana in 1977, 81, and 87.

Arizona Officially Announces Succession Plan

December 18th, 2007
Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz.—A succession plan for the head basketball coach position at the University of Arizona was announced tody, with Athletic Director Jim Livengood designating Kevin O’Neill to succeed Hall of Famer Lute Olson when Olson’s tenure as head coach concludes.

UCLA and Ben Howland Agree on New Contract

October 3rd, 2007

UCLA head men’s basketball coach Ben Howland and the University have agreed on a new seven-year contract, athletic director Dan Guerrero announced today. The new contract, which runs through the 2013-14 season, includes guaranteed compensation of $1.5 million for the 2007-08 season and escalates to $2 million for the 2013-14 season. It also includes the incentive package from his previous contract that has a maximum value of $235,000.

FAMU Fires Mike Gillespie

August 16th, 2007

Florida A&M University announced on Tuesday, August 14th that men’s head basketball coach Mike Gillespie was immediately relieved of his duties. Gillespie had been placed on paid administrative leave by Florida A&M in May after his arrest for misdemeanor stalking of a former girlfriend. Gillespie was arrested on May 25th after he was observed driving past his former girlfriend’s house after having received repeated warnings from the Tallahassee Police Department for making several unwanted visits to her home and workplace.

Billy Taylor to be Named Ball State Head Coach

August 8th, 2007
Ball State

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Billy Taylor, who completed his fifth season as head coach at Lehigh University, has been named the 18th head men’s basketball coach in Ball State University history, according to BSU athletics director Tom Collins.

Earlywine Named EWU Head Coach

June 16th, 2007

Kirk Earlywine, a former assistant coach at Big Sky Conference rival Weber State, has accepted the position as head men’s basketball coach at Eastern Washington University, EWU President Dr. Rodolfo Arevalo announced Thursday (June 14).

Iona hires new assistant, and a great attendance policy at Georgia

June 7th, 2007

According to Dick "Hoops" Weiss of the New York Daily News, Iona has hired former Seton Hall point guard Shaheen Holloway as an assistant coach. Holloway spent last season at his alma mater, helping out first year head coach Bobby Gonzalez in South Orange as a graduate assistant. With the amount of youth in the Gaels' backcourt, this is a very good hire. Iona had trouble in the backcourt last season due to injuries and inexperience. Returnees such as Milan Prodanovic, Mike Harris and De'Shaune Griffin should benefit from Holloway's presence on the staff.

Mike Burns Done as EWU Head Coach

May 30th, 2007

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.

- From www.goeags.com

Former Illinois St Coach Joins SLU Staff

May 3rd, 2007

ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis head men’s basketball coach Rick Majerus today announced that Porter Moser will join the Billiken men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach. The former Creighton guard was the head coach at Illinois State from 2003-04 to 2006-07 after a three-year stint as the head coach at Arkansas-Little Rock.

Rick Majerus New SLU Basketball Coach

April 27th, 2007

ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis University President Lawrence Biondi, S.J., announced today that Rick Majerus will be the new Billikens head men’s basketball coach. Prior to working as a college basketball analyst for ESPN for the last three years, Majerus amassed a 422-147 career head coaching record and took his teams to the postseason 15 times.

The University will hold an on-campus news conference at 10 a.m. Monday, April 30, to formally announce Majerus’ appointment. The news conference will be held in Busch Student Center, 20 N. Grand Blvd.