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Former Illini assistant coach Wayne McClain dies at 59

  Wayne McClain, the former Illinois assistant men's basketball coach and standout high school coach, died Wednesday. He was 59. McClain died at a hospital in Urbana after a brief, unspecified illness, Champaign Central High School Principal Joe Williams said. McClain had coached Central's boys basketball team since last season. Before spending 10 years as an assistant coach...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Recruit Talk: Cliff Alexander speaks about JaQuan Lyle

Originally posted on ZagsBlog.com: By JEREMY WOO Special to ZAGSBLOG  CHICAGO – There was Bill Self. There was John Groce.  And there was Cliff Alexander. Understandably, it could have been a bit awkward for the big man during Sunday’s Public League quarterfinals at Chicago State University. Alexander’s future and could-have-been head coaches sat courtside, just...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cliff ‘em all: Cliff Alexander update for Illini Nation

It’s time for your Cliff Alexander update, Illini Nation. If you’re a Metallica fan, I don’t need to explain my choice of headline to you. And if you’re a Metallica fan, you also know that you don’t just tell people what your favorite band is, you SCREAM IT! YEAH, METALLICA!!! RARRRRR! (CC brilliant comedian and social theorist Jim Breuer). And Illini Nation possesses a...
Via The Sports Bank
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

K.T. Turner hired to Larry Brown's SMU staff

DALLAS (AP) -- K.T. Turner has been named an assistant coach at SMU on Larry Brown's staff. The Mustangs announced Turner's hiring Friday. Turner spent last season as an assistant on Gregg Marshall's staff at Wichita State, which advanced to the NCAA Final Four. Before his only season at Wichita State, Turner worked one season as an assistant at Texas A&M-Corpus...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

K.T. Turner hired to Larry Brown's SMU staff

K.T. Turner has been named an assistant coach at SMU on Larry Brown's staff. The Mustangs announced Turner's hiring Friday. Turner spent last season as an assistant on Gregg Marshall's staff at Wichita State, which advanced to the NCAA Final Four. Before his only season at Wichita State, Turner worked one season as an assistant at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, serving...
Via Fox Sports
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Kansas hires Howard as assistant

Kansas coach Bill Self hired Jerrance Howard to be an assistant coach on Friday, plucking one of the top recruiters from Larry Brown's coaching staff at SMU. Self was looking for someone with deep connections on the recruiting front to replace Joe Dooley, who was instrumental in landing some of the Jayhawks' top talent over the past decade. Dooley left in April to become...
Via AP on Fox
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Kansas announces hiring of Howard as assistant

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas coach Bill Self hired Jerrance Howard to be an assistant coach Friday, plucking one of the top recruiters from Larry Brown's coaching staff at SMU. Self was looking for someone with deep connections on the recruiting front to replace Joe Dooley, who was instrumental in landing some of the Jayhawks' top talent over the past decade. Dooley left...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Kansas announces hiring of Howard as assistant

Kansas coach Bill Self hired Jerrance Howard to be an assistant coach on Friday, plucking one of the top recruiters from Larry Brown's coaching staff at SMU. Self was looking for someone with deep connections on the recruiting front to replace Joe Dooley, who was instrumental in landing some of the Jayhawks' top talent. Dooley left in April after 10 seasons to become head...
Via AP on Fox
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Jerrance Howard To Join Kansas Coaching Staff

Kansas has hired Jerrance Howard to the coaching staff of Bill Self. Howard was most recently an assistant coach with SMU after five years with Bruce Weber at Illinois. Howard has a reputation as a good recruiter. Howard played for Self at Illinois and is close friends with Texas-native Deron Williams. Howard is expected to help Kansas make in-roads in Chicago and Texas.
Via RealGM
May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

AP source: Former Illini Head signs at SMU

Former Illinois reserve Crandall Head has signed to play with SMU. An SMU official familiar with Head's decision said he signed his paperwork Thursday. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because Head's decision hasn't been announced by the school. The 6-4, 190-pound Head will have to sit out a year under NCAA rules. He has two more years of eligibility...
Via AP on Fox
May 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Howard hired as hoops assistant

As expected, Larry Brown has hired former Illinois assistant and current recruiting ace, Jerrance Howard, to be a part of his revamped staff at SMU.
Via smu.scout.com
April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Brown: Some SMU players will be cut

Several SMU players have been informed by new coach Larry Brown that they will not remain on the team. SMU athletic director Steve Orsini said Friday night that Brown, the Hall of Fame coach hired last week, conducted an evaluation of the roster and held individual meetings with players. While not saying how many or which players wouldn't stay on the team, Orsini referred to...
Via AP on Fox
April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Maligi hired as hoops assistant

As several reports have helped confirm, new SMU men's basketball coach Larry Brown has hired away Houston assistant Ulric Maligi to be a part of his staff. A young coach with Texas ties, Maligi is exactly the type of coach Brown needed on board. Former Illinois assistant Jerrance Howard is expected to join the staff, too.
Via smu.scout.com
April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Jerrance Howard Not In John Groce's Plans

Fighting Illini basketball coach John Groce has made some tough decisions in his short tenure at his new school. He has hired two assistants, both of whom worked with him at Ohio. He is close to naming his third assistant, but it will not be former Illini player and assistant Jerrance Howard. Groce has great respect for Howard, but he needed to go a different direction.
Via illinois.scout.com
April 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Illini basketball introduces John Groce: I hope reality is inverse of press conference

You’ve heard the expression “win the news conference.” Well, for the University of Illinois and the Illini basketball coaching hire of John Groce, that ship sailed weeks ago. Any time you get your sixth (possibly seventh) choice in a men’s basketball coach at a basketball school, your news conference is…well, you just hope there’s no pitchforks and flaming torches. Most...
Via The Sports Bank
March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Illinois left out of NIT, completing collapse

The collapse that cost Bruce Weber his job at Illinois became complete Sunday night when the Illini were snubbed by the National Invitation Tournament. The Illini (17-15, 6-12 Big Ten) were waiting with fellow Big Ten schools Northwestern, Minnesota and Iowa for news from the NIT. Only Illinois didn't get in, the second season in the past five that the Illini will miss the postseason...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2012  |  Discuss
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