DALLAS (AP)— SMU called Rob Lanier as its trainer on Sunday after he took Georgia State to the NCAA Competition this period.
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Lanier was 53-30 in his 3 periods at Georgia State. He formerly took Siena to the NCAA tourney in 2002, in the initial of his 4 periods as trainer there. In in between those head training jobs, Lanier was an aide at Tennessee, Texas, Florida and also Virginia.
Tim Jankovich revealed his retired life Tuesday after 6 periods as SMU’s trainer and also a training occupation of almost 4 years that consisted of jobs as an aide for Larry Brown and also Costs Self.
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Prior to mosting likely to Georgia State, the 53-year-old Lanier invested 8 periods as associate head trainer to Rick Barnes, 4 at Tennessee after 4 at Texas. That followed 4 periods as an aide to Billy Donovan at Florida.
” Rob has and also is an exceptional trainer been mentored by a few of the video game’s finest in Rick Barnes and also Billy Donovan. He and also his personnel will certainly build on the success our program has actually experienced under trainer Brownish and also trainer Jankovich,” SMU sports supervisor Rick Hart stated.
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SMU was 24-9 this period, which finished in the 2nd round of the NIT with a 75-63 loss to Washington State that was its only house loss this period.
The Mustangs were overlooked of the 68-team NCAA area regardless of ending up 2nd in the American Athletic Seminar regular-season standings, behind Elite 8 group Houston and also in advance of NCAA tourney group Memphis. As soon as and also swept its 2 regular-season video games versus Memphis prior to shedding to the Tigers in the AAC Competition semifinals, SMU defeated Houston.
Lanier dipped into St. Bonaventure from 1986-90, after that was a graduate aide at Niagara prior to his initial permanent aide training task at his university. He additionally was an aide at Rutgers.
Georgia State was 18-12 this period and also made the NCAA tourney as the Sunlight Belt Seminar champ. The Panthers shed in the preliminary to No. 1 total seed Gonzaga.
” I could not be much more recognized to lead the program on the Hill,” Lanier stated. “SMU’s place in the heart of Dallas, Texas, the attractive university, outstanding scholastic credibility and also total dedication to quality make it the excellent suitable for me and also my household. I’m thrilled to reach function and also to take this program to the following degree.”
Lanier is a relative of eight-time NBA All-Star Bob Lanier, a participant of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Popularity.
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