|Loyola Marymount set to hire Bill Bayno as men's basketball coach|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 03 April 2008 16:19|
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.