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Boys’ basketball: Steve Baik resigns as coach at Chino Hills

Steve Baik

Former Chino Hills Coach Steve Baik will take over at Fairfax.

(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Steve Baik, who guided Chino Hills to a 35-0 season in basketball and a CIF state Open Division championship, has resigned as head coach.

Baik said in a statement that it “is the most difficult decision that I have ever had to make in my coaching career.” He was head coach for six years.

He said in a phone interview that he wants to look for a teaching and coaching job closer to his home in Altadena so he can spend more time with his family.

Baik helped turn Chino Hills, led by the Ball brothers, into the nation’s No. 1 team this past season. The style of play _ running, shooting from anywhere, playing a trapping defense _ separated the Huskies. He was The Times’ coach of the year.

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As for a potential replacement, he has recommended assistant Stephan Gilling. Chino Hills returns four starters next season.

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