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Reports: Houston hiring former TTU coach Dickey

Posted on: March 31, 2010 9:47 pm
Edited on: March 31, 2010 9:50 pm
 

James Dickey will be Houston's next basketball coach, according to multiple media reports out of Houston.

The Houston Chronicle is reporting a formal announcement could come Thursday.

Dickey coached at Texas Tech from 1991 to 2001 and made two NCAA tournament appearances. He was an assistant at Oklahoma State from 2002 to 2008, working for both Eddie and Sean Sutton. He's replacing Tom Penders.

This development is interesting because it's the second job in Texas that was filled in the past two days by somebody other than Billy Gillispie. The former Kentucky coach was reportedly in play at both UTEP and Houston. But UTEP went to Tim Floyd and Houston is hiring Dickey, and now it's unclear if Gillispie, a Texas native, will return to the sidelines next season.
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