Texas-El Paso hires new basketball coach

EL PASO, Texas, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Texas native Billy Gillispie, an assistant under Bill Self the past five seasons, was named Saturday as the men's basketball coach at Texas-El Paso.

Toronto 108, Golden State 107

EL PASO, Texas, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Antonio Davis scored 21 points to lead a balanced attack as the Toronto Raptors held off the Golden State Warriors, 108-107, Tuesday night in an exhibition game

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Rabedeaux resigns from UTEP basketball

EL PASO, Texas, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Jason Rabedeaux, the men's basketball coach at Texas-El Paso, late Monday resigned from his job, citing personal priorities.

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UTEP extends coach's contract

EL PASO, Texas, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Texas El-Paso's Jason Rabedeaux, the 2000 Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, has been given a two-year contract extension that runs through August 2
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Don Haskins
Film director, producer Jerry Bruckhelmer arrives for the January 11, 2006 New York premiere of his film "Glory Road" which is based on basketball hall of fame coach Don Haskins. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Donald Lee Haskins, nicknamed "The Bear" (March 14, 1930 – September 7, 2008), was an American collegiate basketball coach and player. He played for three years under legendary coach Henry Iba at Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State University). He was the head coach at Texas Western College (renamed the University of Texas at El Paso in 1967) from 1961 to 1999, including the 1966 season when his team won the NCAA Tournament over the Wildcats of the University of Kentucky, coached by coaching great Adolph Rupp.

In his time at Texas Western, he compiled a 719–353 record, suffering only five losing seasons. He won 14 Western Athletic Conference championships, four WAC tournament titles, had fourteen NCAA tournament berths and made seven trips to the NIT. Haskins led UTEP to 17 20-plus win seasons and served as an assistant Olympic team coach in 1972.

He was enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1997 as a basketball coach. The 1966 team was nominated in its entirety to the Basketball Hall of Fame, and was inducted to the Hall on September 7, 2007.

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