Pitino, Ford's former coach, vouching for ex-player

Updated: March 30, 2005, 1:59 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

UMass is expected to name Eastern Kentucky coach Travis Ford as the new Minutemen basketball coach, ESPN.com's Andy Katz reported Wednesday.


A university source speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed to The Associated Press Thursday that UMass officials had reached an agreement with Ford, and planned to announce his hiring on Friday.

Ford and his wife arrived on the Amherst campus Tuesday and spent the past several days meeting with administrators, ...

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