Mississippi State

Mississippi State Basketball Staff Update

 Chris Jans unveiled two valuable pieces to his Mississippi State coaching staff announced Wednesday. David Anwar will reunite with Jans and James Miller, while 12-year MSU assistant coach George Brooks will be retained on-staff.   “Coach Anwar is a tireless worker armed with a resume of production,” Jans said. “He is an expectational relationship builder with student-athletes and anyone

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BREAKING: Chris Jans named Head Coach at Mississippi State

Chris Jans, one of the nation’s premier bench bosses, has been chosen to lead the Mississippi State men’s basketball program. The announcement came Sunday from MSU Director of Athletics John Cohen. “The Mississippi State Family is thrilled to welcome Chris Jans as our next head coach,” said Cohen. “Throughout our thorough research, what stood out about

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Mississippi State fires Ben Howland

Mississippi State Director of Athletics John Cohen announced on Thursday that MSU and head men’s basketball coach Ben Howland will part ways effective immediately. Howland recently completed his seventh season as MSU’s head coach. “We are appreciative of the time and effort Coach Howland devoted in leading our men’s basketball program,” Cohen said. “We thank him for his investment in the

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Baskin returns to Mississippi State Basketball staff

Tevin Baskin has returned to the Mississippi State’s men’s basketball staff as the program’s director of scouting and analytics announced by head coach Ben Howland. Baskin served as a graduate assistant during the 2018-19 and the 2019-20 seasons where the Bulldogs posted consecutive 20-plus win seasons and made a 2019 NCAA Tournament appearance. He spent last

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Daily Dirt – 6/3/19

Catching up on a bunch of things that I’ve heard… I have heard from a great source that Drew Gibson will be hired as an assistant at Navy. He would replace David Harris who left to become an assistant at Northern Kentucky. Gibson has been an assistant at DII Augusta University (GA) for the past

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Daily Dirt – 5/17/19

Some quick hitters to wrap-up the week… I have heard that Tanner Smith will become an assistant at Kennesaw State. He has spent the past three seasons as the Director of Basketball Operations at Mississippi State. He played collegiately at Clemson, and later overseas. Smith also spent time on the staff at Charlotte. I have

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Josh Pierre Named Video Coordinator at Mississippi State

A familiar name has resurfaced within the Mississippi State basketball program, one that will resonate with fans immediately. Pierre. But instead of Butch, it’s his son Josh. On Wednesday, the 25-year-old Pierre was named MSU’s new video coordinator. He joins the Bulldogs’ staff after spending the previous year as director of operations at his alma

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BREAKING: Rick Ray Named Head Coach at SEMO

Southeast Missouri State has just named former Mississippi State coach Rick Ray as their new men’s basketball coach.  Ray was fired last month after spending three seasons as the Bulldogs head coach (37-60).  Before taking over at MSU, Ray was an assistant at Clemson (2010-12), and Purdue (2006-2010).  He beat out two other finalists for

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