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Korn named DBO at K-State

K-State men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber announced the hiring of former Southern Illinois player and assistant coach Brad Korn as the program’s director of operations on Tuesday. Korn is the third member of the Weber’s initial coaching staff at K-State, which includes assistant coaches Chris Lowery and Alvin Brooks III. Much like Lowery, Korn has

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TVCC hires Baumann

Trinity Valley Community College has turned to The Sunflower State to find its third head men’s basketball coach in a half-century. Kris Baumann, who spent the last six seasons as head men’s basketball coach at Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kansas, was Monday named to the position at TVCC. Baumann replaces Pat Smith,

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Beard hired at McMurry

I blogged about this yesterday – mentioned it as a rumor. It is now a done deal….Chris Beard has been hired as the head coach at McMurry just days after resigning at Lamar State-Port Arthur. Here’s the official statement from McMurry: http://www.mcmurrysports.com/news/2012/5/14/MBB_0514120157.a… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Richardson III passes away

AP – Police in Tulsa say Nolan Richardson III — the son of former Arkansas and Tulsa basketball coach Nolan Richardson — has been found dead in his home. Officer Jason Willingham said Monday that Richardson III’s wife found her husband dead in a chair in their south Tulsa home about 3 p.m. Sunday. A

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Orton hired at Wyoming Western

Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball assistant coach Ryan Orton has been named the next head coach at Western Wyoming Community College. UAA’s top assistant since 2009, Orton helped UAA to a 64-27 record during his tenure, including consecutive NCAA Tournament Second Round berths in 2010-11 and 2011-12. He was also largely responsible for the recruitment of

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Morehead State official release

Just wanted to pass along the statement from Morehead State on the hiring of Sean Woods. Follow the for the official release, video, and photo’s from the press conference: http://www.msueagles.com/news/2012/5/14/MBB_0514120727.aspx… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

OFFICIAL: Norris to EMU WBB

Had this in the blog as a rumor this morning. Just wanted to follow up now that former Canisius men’s assistant Rob Norris has been officially hired at Eastern Michigan: http://emueagles.com/news/2012/5/14/WBB_0514120952.aspx… Stay with HoopDirt for the latest college basketball coaching news and rumors.

Everhart named assistant at WVU

West Virginia native Ron Everhart, who has 27 years experience as a basketball coach including 18 as a head coach, has been named assistant basketball coach at West Virginia University, head coach Bob Huggins announced today. Everhart replaces Jerrod Calhoun, who left in April to become the head basketball coach at Fairmont State University. Everhart,

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Staff additions at Pepperdine

Pepperdine men’s basketball coach Marty Wilson filled an opening on his staff today with the announcement that he has hired former Syracuse and NBA standout Jason Hart as an assistant coach. Additionally, Wilson announced that recent UC Santa Barbara graduate and basketball player Jon Pastorek will fill the role of graduate assistant/video coordinator next season.

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7-year deal for Nebraska’s Miles

The Nebraska Athletic Department announced Friday that Head Men’s Basketball Coach Tim Miles has signed a seven-year contract to be the Huskers’ coach. The contract runs through March 31, 2019, and will pay Miles $1.4 million in its first year. Miles was hired to lead the Nebraska basketball program on March 24. He came to

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