Monday, March 30, 2009

Virginia to hire Bennett

Tony Bennett will be Virginia's next basketball coach, according to the Charlottesville Daily Progress. Bennett led Washington State to the NCAA Tournament twice in three seasons, including an appearance in the Sweet 16 in 2008.

Bennett replaces Dave Leitao who resigned after the ACC Tournament, his fourth season at UVa. Bennett, a defensive-minded coach and former NBA player, inherits a team that 10-18 this past season and went 9-23 in the ACC since sharing the regular-season title in 2006-07. -- J.P. Giglio