Loyola Marymount on Wednesday named Mike Dunlap as its new basketball coach, one day after the school announced Max Good's contract would not be renewed after his six-year record of 77-117.
Dunlap, an LMU graduate, becomes the program's 26th men's coach. He is a seasoned, respected basketball mind with more than 30 years experience on the amateur and professional levels.
Loyola Marymount finished 13-19 this year and 4-14 in West Coast Conference play.
"I love the challenge of coming to LMU, and love the fact I am going back home," Dunlap said in a statement. "I am really comfortable with the Southern California and Northern California student-athlete that is going to end up at LMU, and I think this is a great fit."
Dunlap, who turns 55 in May, was a top collegiate assistant at Arizona, Oregon and St. John's and most recently served as head coach for the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats.
Dunlap also went 11-17 at St. John's in 2011-12 after head coach Steve Lavin was forced to take leave in his battle with prostate cancer.
LMU Athletic Director William Husak said of Dunlap: "His reputation is founded on being an outstanding player development coach and a game strategist of the highest level."
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