Sutton replaces Evans as San Francisco's coach for rest of season

Updated: December 27, 2007, 2:29 PM ET
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Eddie Sutton is going to get another shot at his 800th victory.

San Francisco announced on Wednesday that Jessie Evans is stepping down as basketball coach and 71-year-old Sutton is taking over the Dons on an interim basis.

"Coach Jessie Evans has requested a leave of absence for the remainder of the basketball season," USF athletic director Debra Gore-Mann said in a statement. "I have approved his request. Eddie Sutton has agreed to serve as interim head coach, effective immediately ...

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