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E. Michigan hires Syracuse assistant Murphy as coach

CBSSports.com wire reports

YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Eastern Michigan has landed a new basketball coach.

The Eagles hired Rob Murphy on Thursday to replace Charles Ramsey. He has signed a five-year contract worth $210,000 annually plus a $15,000 radio stipend and will have incentives for wins, Mid-American Conference performance, postseason play and attendance.

The 38-year-old Murphy was an assistant at Syracuse the past seven years. The Detroit native was a high school coach in his hometown for six years, leading two teams win state titles, and an assistant at Kent State for two years. He graduated from Detroit Mumford and Central State University in Ohio.

Ramsey was fired two weeks ago with a 68-118 record over six seasons.

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