January 8, 1994 |
Ohio State basketball Coach Randy Ayers broke his right ankle on Friday when he fell on ice outside St. John Arena. Ayers underwent surgery Friday night at Ohio State Medical Center. Christopher Kaeding, an orthopedic surgeon, inserted a plate and several screws into Ayers' ankle. The coach will remain in the hospital a day or two, Kaeding added. Ayers fell as the team was boarding a bus for the airport and a flight to Madison, Wis., for today's game against Wisconsin.
June 20, 2003 |
Randy Ayers will be promoted from assistant to head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers to replace Larry Brown, Associated Press has learned. Two team sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the 76ers had picked the former Ohio State coach and would introduce him this afternoon at a news conference. Ayers spent the last six seasons as an assistant to Brown and was Ohio State's coach the previous eight seasons, going 124-108. Brown resigned last month and is now the Detroit Pistons' coach.
February 10, 1991 |
The scout, a member of a Big Ten Conference coaching staff, capped his pen, slowly stored his charts and notations and then gazed blankly at the scoreboard. He had just watched Ohio State dissect another opponent as if it were a frog in biology class. The scout's team was next on the schedule. "Gawd, why do we have to play these guys?" he muttered.
November 7, 2003
"Basically, we're running the same system, except for the yelling and cursing." Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76er guard, on the differences between Larry Brown and new Coach Randy Ayers.
July 10, 1989 |
Les Fertig, an assistant coach at Army for the last nine years, has been hired as a full-time assistant to Ohio State's new head basketball Coach Randy Ayers, a newspaper reported. Neither Fertig nor Ayers would comment on the story published Sunday in the Columbus Dispatch. The newspaper, citing unidentified sources in the Ohio State athletic department, said Fertig will join the staff July 18.