LOS ANGELES (AP) -Loyola Marymount is expected to announce the hiring of former UNLV basketball coach Bill Bayno on Friday, according to a person with knowledge of the move.
The hiring, first reported by the Los Angeles Times on its Web site, was confirmed to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school had not made a formal announcement.
Bayno, currently an assistant with the Portland Trail Blazers, guided UNLV to a 95-65 record and two NCAA tournament appearances as the Rebels' coach from 1995-2000.
He was fired during the 2000-2001 season after allegations that he had broken rules in the recruiting of Lamar Odom in 1996 and 1997. But the NCAA cleared him of wrongdoing, and he filed a wrongful termination lawsuit and received a settlement from UNLV.
Bayno, who earlier spent seven assistants on John Calipari's staff at Massachusetts, replaces Rodney Tention as the Lions' coach. Tention resigned after LMU went 30-61 over three seasons.
The Lions had a 5-26 record and were 2-12 in West Coast Conference play this past season.

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