Coaching

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2018, file photo, Memphis head coach Mike Norvell watches players warm up before an NCAA college football game against Central Florida, in Memphis, Tenn. The portal is the NCAA’s cryptic name for the database it maintains to track which athletes, in all sports, have notified their schools they wish to transfer. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)
May 12, 2019 - 11:02 pm
Justin Crouse, director of player personnel for Memphis, makes his first check of the transfer portal around 8 a.m. each day, searching for new names in the NCAA's database of football players looking for a new school. He checks again at lunch and one more time — at least — before he calls it day...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2017, file photo, Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel watches his team play the Brooklyn Nets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla. A person familiar with the search says the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Vogel as coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday, May 11, because the hiring has not been announced. Vogel flew to Los Angeles on Thursday. The 45-year old Vogel did not coach last season following two years with the Magic. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
May 11, 2019 - 5:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person familiar with the search says the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Frank Vogel as coach and Jason Kidd as an assistant. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because Vogel's three-year contract has not been finalized. Vogel flew to Los...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 1998, file photo, Arizona coach Dick Tomey, left, congratulates linebacker DaShon Polk after the Wildcats 23-20 win over Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl NCAA college football game in San Diego. Tomey, the winningest football coach in University of Arizona history, died Friday night, May 10, 2019, in Tucson, Ariz. He was 80. Tomey was 183-145-7 overall in 20 years as head coach at Hawaii, Arizona and San Jose State. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in December. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
May 11, 2019 - 1:37 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Dick Tomey, the winningest football coach in University of Arizona history, has died at 80. He died surrounded by family Friday night in Tucson, his family and the university said. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in December. Tomey spent 14 years at Arizona, going 95-64 while...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during the NBA All-Star festivities in Charlotte, N.C. Silver said Thursday, May 9, 2019, the he wants half of all new referees joining the league to be women, and he would like to see teams hire female coaches, too. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
May 09, 2019 - 3:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants half of all new referees joining the league to be women — and he would like to see teams hire female coaches, too. In an appearance Thursday for The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., Silver said two of the past five refs added from the...
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Christian Dawkins stands outside federal court Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in New York. Dawkins and and youth basketball coach Merl Code were convicted on a conspiracy count, but acquitted of some other charges. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 08, 2019 - 3:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An aspiring sports business manager and an amateur basketball coach were convicted of bribery conspiracy Wednesday at a trial that showed top college coaches were paid off to steer NBA-bound athletes to favored handlers. The verdict capped the two-week trial of Christian Dawkins and...
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May 08, 2019 - 8:58 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln women's tennis coach has pleaded guilty to drunken driving. Lancaster County Court records say 59-year-old Scott Jacobson entered the plea Tuesday. Prosecutors dropped a charge of negligent driving in return. The records say Jacobson was...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2019, file photo, West Virginia University's new NCAA college football head coach Neal Brown gestures while speaking during an introductory press conference in Morgantown, W.Va. The 2019 Most Likely to Succeed list ranks the new hires in FBS. (Ron Rittenhouse/The Dominion-Post via AP, File)
May 08, 2019 - 7:59 am
There are 27 head coaches starting new jobs in major college football this season. Which ones are most likely to have successful tenures? On the last AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , USA Today's Paul Myerberg joins the show to pick apart Ralph Russo's Most Likely to Succeed rankings of new FBS...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, Christian Dawkins arrives at federal court in New York. A jury began deliberating on Monday, May 6, 2019, at the trial of Dawkins, a business manager, and youth basketball coach Merl Code, both accused of secretly bribing assistant college basketball coaches. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 06, 2019 - 2:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A jury began deliberating on Monday at the trial of a business manager and another defendant accused of secretly bribing assistant college basketball coaches. The deliberations in federal court in Manhattan followed closing arguments by lawyers for Christian Dawkins and youth...
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May 05, 2019 - 2:54 pm
For all the accolades he's received as a college and professional basketball coach and an even longer career in broadcasting, Dick Vitale insists his greatest accomplishment has been raising money for pediatric cancer research. It's an obsession, he says, that one night each spring transforms his...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, then-Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Denver. The Phoenix Suns announced Friday, May 3, 2019, they have hired Williams as their new coach, replacing Igor Kokoskov, who was fired last week after one disappointing season. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
May 03, 2019 - 8:44 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns are looking for stability after their previous coach lasted just one season. They hope Monty Williams is the man to lead their turnaround. The Suns announced Friday that they had come to terms with Williams, a former head coach and a current assistant in Philadelphia...
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