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Archive for Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Lee named assistant coach at Gardner-Webb

May 13, 2008

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Former Kansas University guard Mike Lee, who this past year served as a graduate assistant under Bill Self, accepted a job on Tuesday to become an assistant coach at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C.

Gardner-Webb, which made news early last season by upsetting Kentucky 84-68 in Lexington, returns four starters from a 16-16 squad that made the Atlantic Sun Conference semifinals for the third time in four years.

"We were very impressed with Michael's knowledge of the game, and his interview was outstanding," said GWU coach Rick Scruggs. "Obviously, this is a young man who had the unique honor of playing and learning under two of the top coaches in the college game in Roy Williams and Bill Self - so it came as no surprise that Michael's base of knowledge was so strong. He comes highly recommended as a coach and person, and we feel he can have a very strong influence on our student-athletes and basketball program."

For more on this story, log back onto KUSports.com and pick up Wednesday's Journal-World.

Comments

Dover 5 years, 11 months ago

Congrats Mike Lee! He was one of my all-time favorite players at KU. So clutch. So much fun to watch. He's got heart! Best wishes for a great coaching career!

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