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Mike Dunleavy, Sr. named Tulane's basketball coach

Mike Dunleavy, Sr., as the 24th head men’s basketball coach in the 106-year history of the program. (Nola.com) Mike Dunleavy, Sr., as the 24th head men’s basketball coach in the 106-year history of the program. (Nola.com)
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Fox 8 Sports told you on Friday Mike Dunleavy, Sr. would be the new basketball coach, today the school made it official. Dunleavy will be formally introduced at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

Tulane Athletic Director Troy Dannen gave his thoughts on the hire in an official release by the school.

“We could not be more excited to welcome Mike Dunleavy to the Green Wave family,” Dannen said.  “His reputation as a great evaluator of talent, master of strategy and teacher of the game define him today as one of the top basketball minds in the country at any level.  His commitment to Tulane athletics is a game changer for our program.”

Dunleavy also gave this thoughts on coming to the Big Easy.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to coach the Green Wave and excited to help develop the students-athletes at Tulane into champions,” said Dunleavy.

Dunleavy was the 1999 NBA Coach of the Year. He's a 17-year veteran as an NBA head coach. Won 613 regular season games, with four different teams (Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trailblazers, Los Angeles Clippers) and amassed 38 playoff victories in his career. 

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