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Stanford hires Johnny Dawkins to succeed Johnson

Updated: April 27, 2008, 2:35 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Duke associate head coach Johnny Dawkins has been named head coach at Stanford, the school announced Saturday.

Dawkins, 44, replaces Pac-10 coach of the year Trent Johnson, who abruptly left for LSU after leading the Cardinal to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2001. Dawkins will be formally introduced in a news conference on campus Monday, the school said.

"We are thrilled to welcome Johnny and his family to Stanford," athletic director Bob Bowlsby said in a statement. ...

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