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April 14, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Manhattan College Coach Steve Lappas, a Villanova assistant under Rollie Massimino from 1985-88, will return to school to take over his Massimino's job, a source told the Associated Press. The announcement is expected to be made today.
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March 25, 2001 | From Associated Press
With his teams a bust in postseason play, Steve Lappas resigned as Villanova basketball coach Saturday. The Wildcats were 18-13 this season, failing to make the NCAA tournament. They lost to Minnesota on March 14 in the NIT, closing a season that began with an 11-2 start. Villanova earned its last NCAA bid in 1999 but lost in the first round to Mississippi.
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May 4, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Fran Fraschilla, an assistant at Providence, will be named the new head basketball coach at Manhattan College, New York Newsday reported. Fraschilla, 33, will succeed Steve Lappas, who took the job at Villanova vacated by Rollie Massimino, who went to Nevada Las Vegas.
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March 24, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Steve Lappas is out as coach of Villanova after nine seasons, according to media reports Friday. The Philadelphia Inquirer's Web site, citing unidentified sources, said Lappas was leaving the university, although it added it was not clear whether he resigned voluntarily or was forced out by the Rev. Edmund J. Dobbin, Villanova's president. Both ESPN.com and CBS SportsLine.com, also reported Lappas was out and said the leading candidate to succeed him was Hofstra Coach Jay Wright.
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April 15, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Steve Lappas, the coach at Manhattan the last four seasons, was hired Tuesday to succeed Rollie Massimino as basketball coach at Villanova. Lappas, 37, was at Villanova as an assistant from 1984 to 1988 and was a member of Massimino's staff when the Wildcats upset Georgetown for the NCAA championship in 1985. Massimino left Villanova two weeks ago to replace Jerry Tarkanian at Nevada Las Vegas.
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March 24, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Steve Lappas is out as coach of Villanova after nine seasons, according to media reports Friday. The Philadelphia Inquirer's Web site, citing unidentified sources, said Lappas was leaving the university, although it added it was not clear whether he resigned voluntarily or was forced out by the Rev. Edmund J. Dobbin, Villanova's president. Both ESPN.com and CBS SportsLine.com, also reported Lappas was out and said the leading candidate to succeed him was Hofstra Coach Jay Wright.
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March 25, 2001 | From Associated Press
With his teams a bust in postseason play, Steve Lappas resigned as Villanova basketball coach Saturday. The Wildcats were 18-13 this season, failing to make the NCAA tournament. They lost to Minnesota on March 14 in the NIT, closing a season that began with an 11-2 start. Villanova earned its last NCAA bid in 1999 but lost in the first round to Mississippi.
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February 12, 2000 | Associated Press
Villanova point guard Bobby Smith, suspended indefinitely because of a violation of team rules before a Feb. 5 game against Georgetown, will seek a transfer, Coach Steve Lappas said. Smith, a sophomore, started 17 of 18 games for Villanova before the suspension and averaged 6.3 points, 4.5 assists, and 3.3 rebounds.
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April 1, 1992 | Associated Press
Jerry Green, assistant coach at Kansas for the past four seasons, was hired as basketball coach at Oregon on Tuesday. Green, 49, previously was coach at North Carolina Asheville, where he had a 150-108 record in nine seasons. Green was the No. 1 assistant to Roy Williams at Kansas and was among the Jayhawks' chief recruiters. Kansas was ranked No. 2 in this season's final Associated Press poll, but was upset by Texas El Paso during the second round of the Midwest Regional.
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April 1, 1995 | Associated Press
Maryland sophomore Joe Smith and Oklahoma's Kelvin Sampson were honored Friday by the Associated Press as the national college basketball player and coach of the year. Smith, who will receive the Adolph Rupp Trophy, is the sixth sophomore to be so honored in the 35 years of the award and the first since Shaquille O'Neal of Louisiana State in 1991. The 6-foot-10 Smith was selected Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year after averaging 20.8 points and 10.
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May 4, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Fran Fraschilla, an assistant at Providence, will be named the new head basketball coach at Manhattan College, New York Newsday reported. Fraschilla, 33, will succeed Steve Lappas, who took the job at Villanova vacated by Rollie Massimino, who went to Nevada Las Vegas.
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April 15, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Steve Lappas, the coach at Manhattan the last four seasons, was hired Tuesday to succeed Rollie Massimino as basketball coach at Villanova. Lappas, 37, was at Villanova as an assistant from 1984 to 1988 and was a member of Massimino's staff when the Wildcats upset Georgetown for the NCAA championship in 1985. Massimino left Villanova two weeks ago to replace Jerry Tarkanian at Nevada Las Vegas.
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April 14, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Manhattan College Coach Steve Lappas, a Villanova assistant under Rollie Massimino from 1985-88, will return to school to take over his Massimino's job, a source told the Associated Press. The announcement is expected to be made today.
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November 21, 1995 | From Associated Press
For a season opener, Steve Lappas liked what he saw. "Our level of intensity was the key," the Villanova coach said. "That's why we were able to respond when we got down by a point." With Eric Eberz scoring 23 points and All-American candidate Kerry Kittles adding 11 of his 16 in the second half, the No. 3 Wildcats beat Wisconsin 66-58 Monday in the Maui Invitational at Lahaina.
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March 31, 1994 | From Associated Press
Villanova completed a turnaround season with a turnaround game Wednesday night. The Wildcats, 8-19 last season, won the National Invitation Tournament championship, 80-73, at Madison Square Garden by overcoming a 15-point halftime deficit. It's Steve Lappas' team now and its record is 20-12. "Last year, it was like 'Let's just get this season over with.' This year, it was like 'Let's do something,' " said Jonathan Haynes, whose three-pointer with 3:22 to play gave Villanova the lead for good.
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