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March 23, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
COLUMBUS, Ohio -  Pittsburgh basketball Coach Jamie Dixon has signed a 10-year contract extension with the Panthers. According to a Pittsburgh radio report, the extension was in response to job feelers from USC, which is searching for a head coach to replace interim Coach Bob Cantu. New Mexico's Steve Alford, whose name has also been mentioned prominently, also received a 10-year extension this week. Two sources have said Syracuse assistant and former Mater Dei player Mike Hopkins has interviewed for the job and former USC coach Tim Floyd said last week that he had spoken to Athletic Director Pat Haden in Arizona about the job and made the point to Haden that Floyd, though he quit USC, was never charged with any NCAA violations.
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March 23, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
COLUMBUS, Ohio -  Pittsburgh basketball Coach Jamie Dixon has signed a 10-year contract extension with the Panthers. According to a Pittsburgh radio report, the extension was in response to job feelers from USC, which is searching for a head coach to replace interim Coach Bob Cantu. New Mexico's Steve Alford, whose name has also been mentioned prominently, also received a 10-year extension this week. Two sources have said Syracuse assistant and former Mater Dei player Mike Hopkins has interviewed for the job and former USC coach Tim Floyd said last week that he had spoken to Athletic Director Pat Haden in Arizona about the job and made the point to Haden that Floyd, though he quit USC, was never charged with any NCAA violations.
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March 31, 2010 | Wire reports
Louisville and Coach Rick Pitino agreed in principle to a four-year contract extension Wednesday that will keep him on the sideline through the 2016-17 season. Pitino hopes the extension ends what he called unfounded speculation that he's considering leaving the Cardinals in pursuit of another job. "My moving days have long been over," Pitino said. "I've been here nine years. It feels like nine days. Now I'm going to be able to end this career at the place I want to end it at."
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March 21, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
SALT LAKE CITY -- Wow, that was one lousy job audition for Pittsburgh Coach Jamie Dixon. Dixon, a potential candidate for the USC basketball opening for what seems like years now, left it all over the floor Thursday at EnergySolutions Arena. No. 9 Wichita State embarrassed No. 8 Pittsburgh by a 73-55 score that will haunt Dixon for weeks and months. PHOTOS: 2013 NCAA tournament Wichita State, from the Missouri Valley Conference, thoroughly roughed up a team from the rough-and-rugged Big East.
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March 21, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
SALT LAKE CITY -- Wow, that was one lousy job audition for Pittsburgh Coach Jamie Dixon. Dixon, a potential candidate for the USC basketball opening for what seems like years now, left it all over the floor Thursday at EnergySolutions Arena. No. 9 Wichita State embarrassed No. 8 Pittsburgh by a 73-55 score that will haunt Dixon for weeks and months. PHOTOS: 2013 NCAA tournament Wichita State, from the Missouri Valley Conference, thoroughly roughed up a team from the rough-and-rugged Big East.
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January 11, 2009 | BILL PLASCHKE
He still talks to her. He touches his reddened eyes, smiles softly, shakes his head, of course he still talks to her. Late at night, driving home from the gym, traveling from recruit to recruit, the coach of the nation's top-ranked college basketball team still talks to his younger sister. She was also a basketball coach, remember? She once took a team to the NCAA tournament in the same year he did, remember? There's a lot they can still share. There's a lot he can still learn.
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April 7, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Maggie Dixon, a 28-year-old Southern Californian who coached the Army women's basketball team to its first NCAA tournament appearance this season, died Thursday afternoon, a day after collapsing and being hospitalized, a source close to the family confirmed. Dixon was taken to Westchester (N.Y.) Medical Center after suffering an "arrhythmic episode to her heart" Wednesday at the U.S. Military Academy, said her older brother, Pittsburgh men's Coach Jamie Dixon.
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March 26, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Jamie Dixon is staying as Pittsburgh's basketball coach, agreeing Saturday to a contract extension after Arizona State and Missouri had approached him following the Panthers' elimination from the NCAA tournament last weekend. Dixon, one of the Big East Conference's lower-paid coaches during his first three seasons, will move closer to being one of the conference's higher-paid coaches. He previously made between $500,000 and $600,000 a season in salary under a contract that ran through 2010.
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March 20, 2007 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
This is how close UCLA Coach Ben Howland is to Pittsburgh Coach Jamie Dixon. Dial the number for the home Jamie and Jacqueline Dixon share with their two young children in the Pittsburgh suburbs, and Ben and Kim Howland's 22-year-old daughter, Meredith, might answer the phone. A nursing student at Pittsburgh -- and a cheerleader at the school when her father was coach -- Meredith is a regular baby sitter for the Dixons.
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March 2, 2004 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
With all the stops along the way that prepared Jamie Dixon to take over as Pittsburgh's coach after Ben Howland left for UCLA last spring, who would have imagined that the three months he spent in a Dutch hospital with a ruptured pancreas could have been so important? It's the sort of thing Dixon tends to leave off the resume, like the acting he did in commercials growing up in North Hollywood, the son of a screenwriter.
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March 20, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
SALT LAKE CITY - Top collegiate athletic directors need many things but should not live without a back-door office exit or a secret list of coaching candidates in advance of their next football and basketball openings. It doesn't matter if your coach just won a national title. He could leave for the pros. Your coach could appear to be upstanding one day and the next day fall off a motorcycle with his mistress. It doesn't matter if Coach X just led his school to the regular-season Pac-12 championship.
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March 31, 2010 | Wire reports
Louisville and Coach Rick Pitino agreed in principle to a four-year contract extension Wednesday that will keep him on the sideline through the 2016-17 season. Pitino hopes the extension ends what he called unfounded speculation that he's considering leaving the Cardinals in pursuit of another job. "My moving days have long been over," Pitino said. "I've been here nine years. It feels like nine days. Now I'm going to be able to end this career at the place I want to end it at."
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June 20, 2009 | Chris Foster
Former Sacramento Kings coach Reggie Theus has removed his name from consideration for the USC job, a source close to Theus said. Theus interviewed for the job Thursday but was apparently left in limbo when USC representatives approached Pittsburgh Coach Jamie Dixon for a second time, according to a source familiar with the Trojans' program. Dixon reiterated that he was not interested, the source said.
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January 11, 2009 | BILL PLASCHKE
He still talks to her. He touches his reddened eyes, smiles softly, shakes his head, of course he still talks to her. Late at night, driving home from the gym, traveling from recruit to recruit, the coach of the nation's top-ranked college basketball team still talks to his younger sister. She was also a basketball coach, remember? She once took a team to the NCAA tournament in the same year he did, remember? There's a lot they can still share. There's a lot he can still learn.
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March 23, 2007 | Helene Elliott
The similarities between UCLA Coach Ben Howland and his former protege, Pittsburgh Coach Jamie Dixon, include their appreciation for the finer points of defense, their restlessness on the sideline and, on Thursday, extended to their choice of identically dark suits worn over light-blue shirts and patterned ties. The difference between them, though, is significant. Howland knows how to guide a team through a defining moment, out the other side, and into the Elite Eight.
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March 20, 2007 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
This is how close UCLA Coach Ben Howland is to Pittsburgh Coach Jamie Dixon. Dial the number for the home Jamie and Jacqueline Dixon share with their two young children in the Pittsburgh suburbs, and Ben and Kim Howland's 22-year-old daughter, Meredith, might answer the phone. A nursing student at Pittsburgh -- and a cheerleader at the school when her father was coach -- Meredith is a regular baby sitter for the Dixons.
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March 23, 2007 | Helene Elliott
The similarities between UCLA Coach Ben Howland and his former protege, Pittsburgh Coach Jamie Dixon, include their appreciation for the finer points of defense, their restlessness on the sideline and, on Thursday, extended to their choice of identically dark suits worn over light-blue shirts and patterned ties. The difference between them, though, is significant. Howland knows how to guide a team through a defining moment, out the other side, and into the Elite Eight.
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April 16, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Former assistant Jamie Dixon was named Pittsburgh's basketball coach Tuesday and will retain assistant Barry Rohrssen, leaving UCLA Coach Ben Howland with two openings on his staff. Dixon was Howland's top assistant at Pitt and Northern Arizona the last nine years, and Howland has waited to complete his Bruin staff until Pitt hired a coach.
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April 7, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Maggie Dixon, a 28-year-old Southern Californian who coached the Army women's basketball team to its first NCAA tournament appearance this season, died Thursday afternoon, a day after collapsing and being hospitalized, a source close to the family confirmed. Dixon was taken to Westchester (N.Y.) Medical Center after suffering an "arrhythmic episode to her heart" Wednesday at the U.S. Military Academy, said her older brother, Pittsburgh men's Coach Jamie Dixon.
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March 26, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Jamie Dixon is staying as Pittsburgh's basketball coach, agreeing Saturday to a contract extension after Arizona State and Missouri had approached him following the Panthers' elimination from the NCAA tournament last weekend. Dixon, one of the Big East Conference's lower-paid coaches during his first three seasons, will move closer to being one of the conference's higher-paid coaches. He previously made between $500,000 and $600,000 a season in salary under a contract that ran through 2010.
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