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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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Michigan Dirt…

According to a report by Michigan Insider Josh Henschke, John Beilein will hire DeAndre Haynes to fill one of the two vacant assistant spots on his staff. This is the second move by Haynes this off-season. Back in May, he departed the Toledo staff to become an assistant at Illinois State. Haynes a former Mid-American

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Chris Holtmann Named Head Basketball Coach at Ohio State

Gene Smith, Ohio State senior vice president and Wolfe Foundation endowed athletics director, announced the hiring of Butler’s Chris Holtmann as the next head men’s basketball coach of the Buckeyes. Holtmann, who completed his third year with the Bulldogs in 2016-17, has agreed to an eight-year contract with Ohio State worth about $3 million annually,

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Northwestern Extends Chris Collins Through 2024-25 Season

Northwestern University Vice President for Athletics & Recreation Jim Phillips announced Tuesday the signing of Sullivan-Ubben Head Men’s Basketball Coach Chris Collins to a multi-year contract extension. Collins’ contract has been extended through the 2024-25 campaign. Head Football Coach Pat Fitzgerald also received an extension. “At Northwestern we place a premium on ‘institutional fit’, and

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