Central Michigan Introduces Keno Davis as Men's Basketball Coach

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Central Michigan University officially introduced Keno Davis as men's head basketball coach at a press conference Tuesday afternoon in Mt. Pleasant.  Davis spent the past season as an analyst for the Big Ten Network, prior to that he spent 3 seasons as head coach at Providence and one season as head coach at Drake.

Davis replaces Ernie Zeigler who was fired March 14th after 6 seasons.  Several CMU players have shown interest in transfering following Zeigler's removal as head coach, that includes the teams leading scorer and Ernie's son, sophomore Trey Zeigler.  It has even been reported that Trey has been granted a release form CMU.

Davis believes his success at Drake in 2008, where he led the Bulldogs to the NCAA tournament, will benefit him in rebuilding Central.  "There's a lot of work to be done but the good thing is the timing of it being the begginning of April we have some time to try and fix some problems but I see no reason why we can't be competitive by the time the season starts" Davis said.

Davis, the son of former Iowa head coach Tom Davis, went 46-50 in 3 seasons at Providence including an NIT berth in his first season.

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