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April 7th, 2007 12:48 am by Staff Report







Duke assistant Jackson to coach Huskies


Greenberg named Hall assistant coach


Baylor's Mulkey signs contract extension


Pitino taps son as Louisville assistant


Huggins returns home to West Virginia


• MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Bob Huggins came home Friday and promised to stay "as long as you people will have me."


The return came 30 years after he played his last game as a Mountaineer.


"Thanks for letting me come home," Huggins told a crowd at West Virginia University's Coliseum. "I've had the greatest times of my life here, and I hope we can have a whole lot more them."


Huggins replaces John Beilein, who left Tuesday to become Michigan's coach.


Huggins' five-year contract guarantees him $800,000 the first year. Athletic director Ed Pastilong said Huggins will earn about $5 million, plus incentives, over the five-year period.


The 53-year-old Huggins was a captain and two-time academic All-American during his 1975-1977 playing days.


Duke assistant Jackson to coach Huskies

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• SEATTLE - Washington hired Duke assistant Tia Jackson to coach its women's basketball program.


Jackson, 34, becomes the Huskies' third coach in 22 seasons. She received a five-year contract.


Washington is now the first major college to have blacks coaching each of the three biggest sports programs. Jackson joins football coach Tyrone Willingham and Lorenzo Romar, the men's basketball coach.


"No question, it's unprecedented," Willingham said about the Huskies' new coaching triumvirate. "But in Tia, the number one thing is we have an outstanding person with an unbelievable passion.


"The quality of the people here outweigh the situation with us being minorities."


Jackson was an assistant at Stanford when Willingham was there.


Greenberg named Hall assistant coach

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• RADFORD, Va. - Virginia Tech men's basketball coach Seth Greenberg now has two spots on his staff to fill because brother Brad Greenberg, recently named the head coach at nearby Radford, is also taking one of the Hokies' assistants.


Rick Hall, who spent the past four seasons with the Greenberg brothers at Tech, was hired as Brad Greenberg's first assistant coach at Radford on Friday.


Baylor's Mulkey signs contract extension

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• WACO, Texas - Baylor women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey has signed a contract extension.


Terms of the deal weren't released, although it will reportedly keep her at the school for the next 10 years and includes a raise.


Mulkey compiled a 183-53 record during her seven seasons, which included six trips to the NCAA tournament and a national championship in 2005.


Pitino taps son as Louisville assistant

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• LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Louisville coach Rick Pitino hired his 24-year-old son, Richard Pitino, as his new assistant Friday.


Pitino said another assistant, Kevin Willard, left to take the head coaching job at Iona College in New York.


Richard Pitino was a former Duquesne assistant.


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