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March 12, 1997 | GEORGE DOHRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lon Kruger was sitting in front of a television with his team and staff when the NCAA tournament pairings were announced Sunday. His 12-year-old son, Kevin, was there too. When Illinois' name showed on the screen as the sixth-seeded team in the Southeast Regional, matched against USC on Friday, the Fighting Illini coach shook hands, gave a few hugs and then was tapped on the back by his son, who had a thought. "Where will you be playing?" Kevin asked.
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March 21, 2007 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
The Stardust hotel, imploded last week, is a pile of rubble but "Titanic, the Exhibition," is back "by popular demand" at the Tropicana. Miami Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter may also be sinking fast after allegedly punching a Cincinnati Bengal over blackjack at the Palms. Danny Gans is playing the Mirage; David Hasselhoff is starring down the Strip in "The Producers." And, perhaps the biggest news, Nevada Las Vegas basketball has reunited and is taking its act to St. Louis.
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March 18, 1986
Lon Kruger, who has coached at Pan American University for the last four years, has been named basketball coach at Kansas State, succeeding the retired Jack Hartman.
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March 16, 2004 | From Associated Press
Nevada Las Vegas hired Lon Kruger, a veteran college and pro coach, to lead the Runnin' Rebels basketball program back to national prominence. Kruger accepted a five-year contract Monday, UNLV Athletic Director Mike Hamrick said. The Nevada Board of Regents must approve the hiring at its Thursday meeting. Kruger, fired last season by the Atlanta Hawks, most recently was an assistant coach for the New York Knicks. "Every [criterion] we set out for has been met," Hamrick said.
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May 25, 2000
Illinois coach Lon Kruger has accepted an offer to become coach of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, according to published reports. The News-Gazette of Champaign, Ill., reported on its Internet site Wednesday night that Kruger accepted the job after meeting with team executives in Atlanta. The newspaper, citing anonymous sources familiar with the negotiations, reported that Kruger is to receive a five-year deal worth $2 million annually--a figure confirmed by other published reports.
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March 16, 2004 | From Associated Press
Nevada Las Vegas hired Lon Kruger, a veteran college and pro coach, to lead the Runnin' Rebels basketball program back to national prominence. Kruger accepted a five-year contract Monday, UNLV Athletic Director Mike Hamrick said. The Nevada Board of Regents must approve the hiring at its Thursday meeting. Kruger, fired last season by the Atlanta Hawks, most recently was an assistant coach for the New York Knicks. "Every [criterion] we set out for has been met," Hamrick said.
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April 2, 1990 | from Associated Press
After coaching his alma mater, Kansas State, to the NCAA tournament in each of his four years there, Lon Kruger accepted the head job at scandal-rocked Florida Sunday. Also, Rudy Washington, a former assistant at USC and administrative aide with the Lakers, accepted the head coaching job at Drake. In hiring Kruger, Florida Athletic Director Bill Arnsparger ended a months-long search for a permanent replacement for Norm Sloan.
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March 22, 1996 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Lon Kruger knows he wasn't the first choice of fans, players and high school basketball coaches for the coaching job at Illinois. When he publicly accepted the job during a news conference Thursday, the ex-Florida coach said he understood the disappointment among those who wanted longtime Illini assistant Jimmy Collins to get the job. Kruger, who coached Florida to the tournament's Final Four in 1994, hopes getting the Illini on the winning track will overcome any hard feelings.
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March 31, 1994 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
And now, how to build a Final Four team the Florida Way: --Miss out on every top 50 high school player in the country. --Sign only one fewer recruit from Scandinavia than you do from your own state. --Feature a head coach whose press conferences are duller than an Agriculture Department briefing on turnip harvests. After that, just sit back and watch the magic.
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March 21, 2007 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
The Stardust hotel, imploded last week, is a pile of rubble but "Titanic, the Exhibition," is back "by popular demand" at the Tropicana. Miami Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter may also be sinking fast after allegedly punching a Cincinnati Bengal over blackjack at the Palms. Danny Gans is playing the Mirage; David Hasselhoff is starring down the Strip in "The Producers." And, perhaps the biggest news, Nevada Las Vegas basketball has reunited and is taking its act to St. Louis.
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May 25, 2000
Illinois coach Lon Kruger has accepted an offer to become coach of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, according to published reports. The News-Gazette of Champaign, Ill., reported on its Internet site Wednesday night that Kruger accepted the job after meeting with team executives in Atlanta. The newspaper, citing anonymous sources familiar with the negotiations, reported that Kruger is to receive a five-year deal worth $2 million annually--a figure confirmed by other published reports.
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March 12, 1997 | GEORGE DOHRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lon Kruger was sitting in front of a television with his team and staff when the NCAA tournament pairings were announced Sunday. His 12-year-old son, Kevin, was there too. When Illinois' name showed on the screen as the sixth-seeded team in the Southeast Regional, matched against USC on Friday, the Fighting Illini coach shook hands, gave a few hugs and then was tapped on the back by his son, who had a thought. "Where will you be playing?" Kevin asked.
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March 22, 1996 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Lon Kruger knows he wasn't the first choice of fans, players and high school basketball coaches for the coaching job at Illinois. When he publicly accepted the job during a news conference Thursday, the ex-Florida coach said he understood the disappointment among those who wanted longtime Illini assistant Jimmy Collins to get the job. Kruger, who coached Florida to the tournament's Final Four in 1994, hopes getting the Illini on the winning track will overcome any hard feelings.
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March 31, 1994 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
And now, how to build a Final Four team the Florida Way: --Miss out on every top 50 high school player in the country. --Sign only one fewer recruit from Scandinavia than you do from your own state. --Feature a head coach whose press conferences are duller than an Agriculture Department briefing on turnip harvests. After that, just sit back and watch the magic.
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April 2, 1990 | from Associated Press
After coaching his alma mater, Kansas State, to the NCAA tournament in each of his four years there, Lon Kruger accepted the head job at scandal-rocked Florida Sunday. Also, Rudy Washington, a former assistant at USC and administrative aide with the Lakers, accepted the head coaching job at Drake. In hiring Kruger, Florida Athletic Director Bill Arnsparger ended a months-long search for a permanent replacement for Norm Sloan.
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March 18, 1986
Lon Kruger, who has coached at Pan American University for the last four years, has been named basketball coach at Kansas State, succeeding the retired Jack Hartman.
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