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Lobos reach deal with Alford, introduce new coach

Updated: March 23, 2007, 9:10 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

New Mexico and Iowa coach Steve Alford agreed to the final details of a contract and Alford was introduced as the Lobos' new coach at a news conference Friday.

Craig Neal, Alford's top assistant at Iowa, will join New Mexico's staff after Alford secured a significant financial agreement for him.

Alford told his Iowa players during a team meeting Thursday that he was leaving to take over the New Mexico program.

"Things came up, and this is the decision he had to make," senior ...

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