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East Carolina hires Lebo to coach basketball team

By: AP
By: AP

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - East Carolina has turned to former
Auburn coach Jeff Lebo to lead its long-struggling men's basketball
program.

The school announced Monday it had hired Lebo to replace Mack
McCarthy, who spent three seasons on the sideline for the Pirates
before stepping down to take a fundraising job in the school's
athletics department. Lebo had spent the past six seasons at
Auburn, going 96-93 overall and leading the Tigers to the NIT last
season before he was fired earlier this month.

The 43-year-old coach played at North Carolina under Dean Smith
in the late 1980s and had coached at Tennessee Tech and Chattanooga
previously.

The school has scheduled a news conference for Lebo on Tuesday.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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