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Buffalo Sabres head coach Phil Housley, top, Sam Reinhart (23), Zemgus Girgensons (28) and Kyle Okposo (21) react during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
April 07, 2019 - 7:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres' dreadful second-half free-fall left general manager Jason Botterill no choice but to fire coach Phil Housley after his second year on the job. "Today certainly wasn't an easy day, but the results in the second half were just not there. We were very...
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April 07, 2019 - 3:38 pm
Arkansas has hired Nevada's Eric Musselman as its next men's basketball coach. The 54-year-old Musselman led a dramatic turnaround in Reno, leading the Wolf Pack to three NCAA Tournament in four years after a nine-year absence. Nevada reached the Sweet 16 in 2018, but lost in the first round to...
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Florida Panthers Head coach Bob Boughner watches a replay during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Sunrise, Fla. The Devils defeated the Panthers 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
April 07, 2019 - 1:18 pm
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Bob Boughner has become the latest coach to pay for Florida's almost-annual inability to reach the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Panthers fired Boughner on Sunday, ending his two-year tenure with the team with one year remaining on his contract. The Panthers didn't make the...
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Former Indiana men's basketball coach Bob Knight sits in the press box at Bart Kaufman Field during Indiana's baseball game against Penn State in Bloomington, Ind., Saturday, April 6, 2019. Knight made his first public appearance on campus since he was fired almost 19 years ago. The Big Ten Network was broadcasting the game when Knight made the impromptu golf cart ride to the field. (Alexis Oser/The Herald-Times via AP)
April 06, 2019 - 10:34 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Bob Knight returned to Indiana University on Saturday, the former basketball coach's first public appearance on campus since he was fired almost 19 years ago. Knight returned to watch the Hoosiers' baseball game against Penn State from the press box. The Big Ten Network was...
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Texas Tech basketball coach Chris Beard speaks during a news conference after being named The Associated Press College Basketball Coach of the Year Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 04, 2019 - 6:21 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chris Beard of Texas Tech had a cheering, boisterous audience as he took stage Thursday to accept the trophy as The Associated Press men's college basketball coach of the year — his players and family filling the front row to celebrate his success as their own. He was happy to...
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Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard speaks after a practice session for the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 04, 2019 - 5:12 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament (all times local): 5:03 p.m. Shortly before taking home the AP coach of the year trophy Wednesday, Texas Tech's Chris Beard recalled a very different trophy he spent decades thinking about before finally getting his hands on it...
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Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams yells across the court to his players during the first half of the team's NCAA men's college basketball tournament East Region semifinal against Duke in Washington, Friday, March 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 03, 2019 - 11:28 am
Texas A&M hired Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams on Wednesday, luring him back to his home state to try to turn the Aggies into a basketball power. "The Buzz is Back," Texas A&M tweeted from its official team account. Virginia Tech was 100-69 during Williams' five-year tenure and went to...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 file photo, Georgia head coach Mark Fox communicates with players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. California has hired Mark Fox as its new men's basketball coach. A person familiar with the hiring said on Friday, March, 29, 2019 that Fox got the job five days after Wyking Jones was fired. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school had not made a formal announcement. Stadium first reported that Fox would get the job. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
March 29, 2019 - 2:17 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California has hired Mark Fox as its new men's basketball coach. A person familiar with the hiring said Friday that Fox got the job five days after Wyking Jones was fired. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school had not made a formal announcement...
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Buffalo head coach Nate Oats listens to a question during a news conference at the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Tulsa, Okla. Buffalo plays Texas Tech on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
March 27, 2019 - 4:27 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Nate Oats helped turned Buffalo into an NCAA Tournament regular. Now, he's trying to restore Alabama to that status. The Crimson Tide hired Oats on Wednesday after he led the Bulls to their best season and a third NCAA berth in four years. Athletic director Greg Byrne turned...
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March 22, 2019 - 9:27 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The worst season in the history of Vanderbilt men's basketball has cost coach Bryce Drew his job. Vanderbilt went 9-23 and was the first team in 65 years to go winless in the Southeastern Conference. Drew went 40-59 record in three seasons with the Commodores. The...
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