Monson resigns as coach at Minnesota

Updated: November 30, 2006, 11:26 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

MINNEAPOLIS -- Dan Monson resigned as the men's basketball coach at Minnesota on Thursday, one day after the Gophers' fifth straight defeat left them with their longest losing streak in more than 40 years.

Assistant coach Jim Molinari will take over as interim head coach.

The Gophers fell to 2-5 with a 90-68 home loss to Clemson on Wednesday night. Minnesota's skid is its worst in nonconference play since a six-game slide during the 1962-63 season.

Monson said "a new voice" was ...

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