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FILE - In this June 24, 2019, file photo, Chicago Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson responds to a question about the team's two draft picks during a news conference in Chicago. The Bulls hired Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas to run their basketball operation, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday night, April 9, 2020. The person, who confirmed reports by several outlets, spoke on the condition of anonymity because the move has not been announced. Paxson was expected to move into an advisory role. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

AP source: Bulls tab Nuggets' Karnisovas to lead operations

Apr. 10, 2020 1:12 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls came into the season thinking they were poised to contend for a playoff spot. The plan did not unfold the way they envisioned, and now, they have a new leader in the front office. The Bulls hired Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas to run their basketball...

SC Bern men's hockey team hires former women's goalie as GM

Apr. 8, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

Former Swiss women’s goalie Florence Schelling was named general manager of one of the nation’s top men’s professional teams, SC Bern, on Wednesday. At 31, Schelling becomes the first woman elevated to such a high-profile front-office personnel position of a men’s pro hockey team in...

Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Rhule: Bridgewater was 'right fit' because he knows offense

Apr. 8, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — First-year head coach Matt Rhule said Teddy Bridgewater’s familiarity with the team’s offensive scheme made him the “right fit” at quarterback for the Carolina Panthers and ultimately leading to Cam Newton’s release. Bridgewater spent the 2018...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo, Nashville Predators head coach John Hynes, center top, talks to his team during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks in Chicago. Hynes has only been head coach of the Predators since Jan. 7, so he is trying to make up for some lost time with the NHL paused for the coronavirus pandemic and also make sure they are ready whenever hockey resumes. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

New coach using NHL stoppage to study up on his Predators

Apr. 6, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Hynes has only been head coach of the Nashville Predators since early January, so he's trying to make up for some lost time with the NHL paused for the coronavirus pandemic and also make sure they're ready whenever hockey resumes. A big part of that has been getting to know...

Samford hires longtime prep basketball coach Bucky McMillan

Apr. 6, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Samford has hired veteran high school coach Bucky McMillan to lead its basketball program. Athletic director Martin Newton announced McMillan’s hiring on Monday, saying he “quickly became the obvious choice” to replace Scott Padgett. McMillan led Mountain Brook...

Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer shouts at an official during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Texas hires Schaefer from Mississippi State

Apr. 5, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas moved quickly to hire a new women's basketball coach, luring Vic Schaefer away from powerhouse Mississippi State on Sunday. Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte announced the move by tweeting a picture of himself with Schaefer and his family holding up the “Hook'em...

Marquette hires Justin Gainey as associate head coach

Apr. 3, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former Marquette director of operations Justin Gainey is returning to the Golden Eagles’ staff as associate head coach. Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski announced the move Friday. Gainey worked for Wojciechowski at Marquette from 2014-17 before spending one year as an assistant...

Army hires Tenarius "Tank" Wright as defensive line coach

Apr. 1, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Army has hired Tenarius "Tank" Wright as defensive line coach. Wright joins the Black Knights after serving as associate director of football strength and conditioning at Michigan the past two seasons. He helped coach and mentor two first-round draft picks, two third-round draft...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2018 file photo New England Patriots defensive back Nate Ebner (43) warms up before an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. Playing special teams is usually a stepping stone for young NFL players, a way to get on the field until they break into the offensive or defensive rotations. For Ebner, it's been a way of life as a professional. Eight years with the New England Patriots and now a new start with the New York Giants that is somewhat on a hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Giants signed Ebner to a one-year, $2 million contract on March 19. (AP Photo/Don Wright, file)

Special teams maven Nate Ebner follows Joe Judge to Giants

Apr. 1, 2020 2:19 AM EDT

Playing special teams is usually a stepping stone for young NFL players, a way to get on the field until they break into the offensive or defensive rotations. For Nate Ebner, it's been a way of life as a professional. Eight years with the New England Patriots and now a new start with the New York Giants that is...

W. Illinois hires Rob Jeter as head men's basketball coach

Mar. 30, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Rob Jeter was hired on Monday as the head men's basketball coach at Western Illinois, after spending the last two seasons as an assistant at Minnesota. Jeter has coached for 25 years, with seven NCAA Tournament appearances. Two of those came during his 11-season tenure as head coach...