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Barry Hinson to be hired by SIU at 3:30 p.m. press conference

Self says Hinson ‘ … positive, energetic, unselfish’

Kansas center Jeff Withey celebrates with director of basketball operations Barry Hinson after the Jayhawks' 80-67 win over North Carolina to advance to the Final Four on Sunday,  March 25, 2012 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.

Kansas center Jeff Withey celebrates with director of basketball operations Barry Hinson after the Jayhawks' 80-67 win over North Carolina to advance to the Final Four on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.

March 28, 2012, 1:39 p.m. Updated March 28, 2012, 3:51 p.m.

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Kansas director of basketball operations Barry Hinson will be announced as Southern Illinois' head coach at a 3:30 p.m. press conference.

"Twitter ban is over! Ready to introduce our new coach and welcome Coach Hinson 2 SalukiNation!" SIU athletic director Mario Moccia said in a Tweet on Wednesday. "We will put all efforts 2 winning immediately."

Hinson replaces Chris Lowery, who spent eight seasons at SIU.

"I have never been around a more positive, energetic, unselfish person," KU coach Bill Self. "He is loyal, ethical and can coach and recruit. He also is a GREAT... not good public speaker — probably got that from his father, a Baptist minister. I love the guy. The community, administration, staff and players will also in Carbondale. Barry Hinson gets it and will be a great person to work with and build the Southern Illinois basketball program."

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blindrabbit 2 years, 5 months ago

Wow! Hinson to SIU, Haase to UAB, and talk of Danny to Tulsa!!!

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