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Canisius hires Reggie Witherspoon as basketball coach

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Reggie Witherspoon is returning home to Buffalo to coach the Canisius College basketball team.

He signed a five-year contract and replaces Jim Baron, who retired May 20. A news conference is scheduled for Tuesday.

"Reggie brings with him a proven track record of building strong basketball teams and developing young men," athletic director Bill Maher said Saturday.

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New Mexico State's Weir adds Henson as an Aggie adviser

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State basketball coach Paul Weir has added former Aggies and Illinois coach Lou Henson as a special adviser.

Weir said in a news release that he saw the chance to tap Henson's 41 years of experience as a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Henson said that after talking with Weir he believes he and the new Aggies coach share similar views on basketball, coaching and recruiting.