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HoopDirt.com Daily News – 1/9/18

HoopDirt.com’s Daily News from the college basketball coaching world… Kentucky associate head coach Kenny Payne is getting some strong support for the Louisville job. In a recent article by Rick Bozich on WDRB.com, former Cardinal standouts Pervis Ellison and Billy Thompson give Payne (a Louisville alum) their endorsement. Also, Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown

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Painter Announces Basketball Staff Additions at Purdue

Purdue men’s basketball head coach Matt Painter has announced the additions of Andrew McClatchey, Joey Brooks and D.J. Byrd to the Boilermakers’ support staff. McClatchey will serve in the newly-created analyst position, while Brooks and Byrd will be graduate assistants. “We are excited to have Andrew, Joey and D.J., all join our staff in their

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Michigan Basketball Staff Update

Following up on the moves that HoopDirt.com has been reporting over the past few weeks. It’s now been made official that University of Michigan men’s basketball head coach John Beilein has added Luke Yaklich and DeAndre Haynes as assistant coaches, and elevated of Chris Hunter to U-M’s director of basketball operations. Yaklich and Haynes both

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Waleed Samaha Departs Michigan Basketball Program

Waleed Samaha is leaving his position as Michigan’s director of basketball operations. A school spokesman confirmed Thursday that Samaha was leaving. The Wolverines hired him in 2016 after a long tenure as a basketball coach at Huron High School. Samaha took over the boys’ basketball team at Huron in 2002 and spent 14 seasons as

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