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ECU to hire Lebo

Posted on: March 22, 2010 1:01 pm
Edited on: March 22, 2010 1:07 pm

The East Carolina Board of Trustees is expected to approve late Monday the hiring of former Auburn coach Jeff Lebo as the school's next basketball coach, has confirmed.

A formal introduction could come Tuesday.

Auburn fired Lebo earlier this month after six seasons at the school.

This development fills one opening in Conference USA, but two remain. Houston coach Tom Penders has been forced into resignation after six seasons despite taking the Cougars to the 2010 NCAA tournament. Former Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie is a possibility to replace him. Meantime, UCF is conducting a search to find a replacement for Kirk Speraw, who was fired last week. Appalachian State's Buzz Peterson has emerged as a serious candidate at UCF at least partly because of his relationship with Michael Jordan. One of Jordan's sons, Marcus Jordan, plays for UCF. Also worth noting is that the school just signed an apparel deal with Nike.

Since: Mar 19, 2007
Posted on: March 22, 2010 3:02 pm

ECU to hire Lebo

Interesting hire by East Carolina considering the dislike by both fan bases of ECU and UNC.  Lebo is not from the UNC coaching tree since he never coached there so maybe his ties to UNC are small.  Additionally, his wife is from eastern North Carolina so she probably has some ties to ECU like AD Terry Holland did.  

Hope it works and Lebo finds a good home at East Carolina.

Since: Mar 22, 2010
Posted on: March 22, 2010 2:41 pm

Nike comes to the rescue

It is about time Nike came to the rescue of UCF. That flap that Adidas had with us over MJ's kid wearing MJ's Nike shoes cost us $3 million.  I'm not sure what took them so long, but I'm glad to see they finally stepped in and gave us a deal.

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