NU's Mihalich Going to Hofstra

11:29 PM, Apr 10, 2013   |    comments
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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - Joe Mihalich is leaving behind 15 successful seasons at Niagara to take over Hofstra's troubled men's basketball program.

The 56-year-old was announced by the school as its 12th basketball coach on Wednesday.

Mihalich replaces Mo Cassara, who was fired March 22 following a 7-25 season. Four Pride players were arrested in November on burglary charges stemming from dormitory room break-ins.

Hofstra lands an established coach and respected recruiter in Mihalich, who played a big role in reviving the Purple Eagles' proud basketball tradition. He finished his tenure at Niagara with a 265-203 record and five postseason berths, including two NCAA tournament appearances in 2005 and '07.

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