February 10, 2001 |
Nevada Las Vegas' courtship of Rick Pitino heated up Friday when the former Boston Celtic coach met with university president Carol Harter to discuss the Runnin' Rebels coaching position. Harter said discussions over the coaching position would continue. * Maryland is negotiating a settlement with a Duke player's mother who was struck by a bottle thrown by a Terrapin fan.
January 26, 1995 |
Nevada Las Vegas basketball Coach Tim Grgurich returned to the team Wednesday after missing 18 days because of health problems, but is taking a wait-and-see approach before resuming full-time duties. Grgurich checked into a California hospital more than two weeks ago for treatment of symptoms related to exhaustion. He said at a news conference last week that doctors suggested he take six weeks off and rest.
March 23, 1996 |
North Carolina State Coach Les Robinson resigned today after six years with the school. Robinson will stay at the school as an associate athletic director, after declining a university offer to continue coaching through 1999. He had an overall record of 78-98. The Wolfpack was 14-15 this season. * Former Villanova and Nevada Las Vegas coach Rollie Massimino spent Friday at Division II Gannon University in Erie, Pa., interviewing for its coaching job. . . .
March 13, 1987 |
Sports Illustrated paid Gary McLain "somewhere between $20,000 and $35,000" for telling his story of his drug usage during Villanova's 1985 NCAA basketball championship season, the magazine's managing editor confirmed Thursday night. But Mark Mulvoy said the payment was not the $40,000 that the Associated Press had reported earlier in the day.
January 19, 1995 |
Tim Grgurich treated the basketball season like a drag race instead of a long-distance event and has broken down at Nevada Las Vegas. Grgurich, hired as coach a week after practice had begun and after UNLV bought out the contract of Rollie Massimino, said he thought he had to go "100 m.p.h." when he took over the troubled program in November, and it nearly wrecked his health. "I was at the end of my rope," he said of his hospitalization earlier this month for symptoms related to exhaustion.
April 8, 1992 |
To celebrate his hiring as Loyola Marymount's basketball coach, John Olive flew to Las Vegas on Monday night and had pasta with Rollie Massimino, the new coach at Nevada Las Vegas. "We laughed and cried and talked about all the things that I have to look forward to," said Olive, who was Massimino's top assistant for the last seven seasons at Villanova. Olive also said he spent a good portion of the meal double-talking his way around Massimino's attempts to get Loyola on UNLV's schedule.
April 7, 1992 |
The westward migration of the Villanova coaching staff will continue today when John Olive, the top assistant for the Wildcats, is named basketball coach at Loyola Marymount. Olive's hiring is expected to be announced at an 11 a.m. news conference, a week after Rollie Massimino ended a 19-year run as Villanova's coach to take over the Nevada Las Vegas program. Olive, 36, replaces Jay Hillock, who was fired last month after coaching Loyola to a 31-28 record in two seasons.
March 16, 2003 |
Rollie Massimino resigned after a disappointing seven-season stint as men's coach at Cleveland State, where he was unable to duplicate the success he had while leading Villanova to an improbable 1985 NCAA title. Cleveland State bought out the final two years of the 68-year-old Massimino's contract, Athletic Director Lee Reed said Saturday. Massimino was paid $147,000 for the 2002-03 season.