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Rutgers Staff Update

HoopDirt.com news sponsored by Dr. Dish Rutgers Head Men’s Basketball Coach Eddie Jordan today announced changes to the Scarlet Knights’ coaching staff. Mike O’Koren will transition to senior advisor, Dalip Bhatia will serve as assistant coach and Corky McMullen has been promoted to director of basketball operations. “It is integral for a coach to not

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Maryland Dirt…

I can confirm that Maryland will hire Mark Bialkoski as their new video coordinator.  He had spent the previous three seasons working for Alan Major as the Director of Basketball Operations at Charlotte.  He also worked at Charlotte as a graduate manager and program assistant before that.  Expect the official announcement shortly. Also, a quick note on

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Brett Burman Named DBO at Indiana

HoopDirt.com news sponsored by Dr. Dish Boasting a variety of experiences in the NBA and major college basketball, Indiana Head Coach Tom Crean has tabbed Brett Burman as the program’s Director of Operations. He joins the Hoosiers after spending a season in a similar role at the University of Tulsa. “I like to have somebody

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Minnesota Extends Richard Pitino

HoopDirt.com news sponsored by Dr. Dish Gopher Athletics today announced that the University of Minnesota has agreed to new contract terms for three of the athletic department’s head coaches – men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino, women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings and softball coach Jessica Allister. We’re excited to announce new contract agreements for Richard, Marlene

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Illinois to Name Court After Lou Henson

HoopDirt.com news sponsored by Dr. Dish University of Illinois Director of Athletics Mike Thomas and the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics announced that the basketball court at State Farm Center would from now on be called “Lou Henson Court.” The “Lou Henson” signature on the floor is accented by his patented orange blazer and a pair

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Tim Miles Adds Phil Beckner To Nebraska Staff

University of Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles announced Saturday the hiring of Phil Beckner as an assistant coach for the Husker basketball program.  Miles believes that Beckner’s coaching experience on the collegiate and professional levels, as well his player development skills, made him a great addition to the Nebraska coaching staff. “I believe hiring

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Penn State Dirt…

I can confirm that Penn State associate head coach Brian Daly has left the program.  He has been at Penn State for the past four seasons, and also worked with Nittany Lions head coach Patrick Chambers at Boston University.  Before joining Chambers at BU, Daly was a prep coach in the Philadelphia Area.  It sounds

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Bowling Green Dirt…

Pretty interesting search going on at Bowling Green as AD Chris Kingston scrambles to replace recently fired head coach Chris Jans.  I’ve talked to a bunch of people surrounding this one, and keep getting the same names – all Big Ten assistants plus one internal candidate.  I have not heard of any current head coaches mentioned at

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