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HOT: Hardin named HC @ Lees-McRae

Steve Hardin has been named the new head men’s basketball coach at Lees-McRae College after serving as an assistant on the Bobcat bench for the last two years, announced Director of Athletics Craig McPhail Thursday. Hardin takes the helm after serving as the top assistant during the last two seasons, helping guide the Bobcats to

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ESPN: Don Meyer recovering

Former Northern State coach Don Meyer is recovering in a Minneapolis-area hospital after having a pacemaker implanted. His wife, Carmen Meyer, told the American News, of Aberdeen, S.D., that the surgery on Wednesday went well. The 67-year-old Meyer also recently had three heart valves replaced with mechanical ones and had a hole in his heart

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Official: Malnati named AC at Loyola

I mentioned in my blog on 7/16 that I had heard Rick Malnati would be promoted at assistant coach at Loyola (IL) (http://hoopdirt.com/blog/8bdfcda2/daily-dirt-7-16-12/…). It is now official – the announcement was made late yesterday. Here’s a link to the release: http://www.loyolaramblers.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/07311… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Jordan named assistant at Colgate

Head coach Matt Langel and the Colgate men’s basketball program have announced the hiring of Mike Jordan as an assistant coach for the Raiders. Jordan comes to Colgate after an extensive professional career around the world, where he played in nine different countries from 2000 to 2011. He was a two-time champion and all star

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OFFICIAL: Cheeks to Delaware

We reported on 7/5 that Chris Cheeks was involved with a spot on Monte Ross’ staff at Delaware (http://hoopdirt.com/blog/5fac3f6f/daily-dirt-7-5-12/…). Today, the hiring was made official as UD issued the following press release: http://www.bluehens.com/teams/mens-basketball/stories/2012/a… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Winiecki Promoted to Associate Head Coach

Mike Winiecki has been named associate head coach for Clemson men’s basketball. Head Coach Brad Brownell made the announcement Wednesday. Winiecki has been an assistant coach at Clemson each of the past two seasons, and is entering his 21st season overall at the Division I coaching level. Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball

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Pearl, Greenburg join ESPN

Former coaches Bruce Pearl and Seth Greenberg have joined ESPN as college basketball analysts. Pearl was fired in March 2011 after six seasons at Tennessee in the wake of an NCAA investigation. He led the Volunteers to the NCAA tournament in each of his seasons. He was a commentator for Sirius XM Radio last season.

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Mid Michigan CC names head coach

Mid Michigan Community College welcomes a new men’s basketball coach to its athletics’ staff. Kaleb House will oversee the Lakers’ team for the 2012/13 season. A Mt. Pleasant native and Mt. Pleasant High School graduate, House currently teaches for Beal City Public Schools. He played basketball at Kirtland Community College for two years, acting as

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HOT: Snow College HC resigns

Michael Ostlund has decided to resign as men’s head basketball coach at Snow College after five years running the Badger program. Ostlund had his most successful season this past year as his squad finished 23-9 overall and tied for second place in the Scenic West Athletic Conference. His teams amassed a won-loss record of 83-73

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Clift named AC at Alaska Fairbanks

Alaska men’s basketball head coach Mick Durham announced that Jon Clift has been selected as the program’s new assistant coach. A native of Spokane, Wash., Clift is no stranger to the Nanooks and the Great Northwest Athletic Conference having spent the previous two years as an assistant coach at Central Washington. He also was a

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