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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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Brey looks to former Irish players to fill assistant jobs

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Coach Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players he coached to fill two assistant jobs that just came open.

The Irish have two openings because Martin Ingelsby, a former Irish player who coached with Brey for 13 seasons, was named Delaware's head coach Tuesday and Anthony Solomon is moving to Georgetown as an assistant. Solomon coached with Brey for two stints covering 11 seasons.

Brey said he's excited to be able to bring in new assistants, saying he thinks the current staff had "maxed it out."