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Critical hire coming up for Hawaii

Updated: March 10, 2010, 6:11 PM ET
By ESPN.com

There was a time in the 1990s, when I covered the WAC, that Hawaii had as competitive a program as any in school in the league.

There were challenges that were unique to the Rainbow Warriors. It was hard to get freshmen to come over from the mainland, because a lot of them weren't ready to be so far from home or mature enough to be independent. Former coach Riley Wallace had assistant Jackson Wheeler on the mainland mining the junior colleges. The Rainbows also found a niche internationally.

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