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Mike Neighbors promoted to coach

Updated: April 19, 2013, 11:58 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- Washington has promoted Mike Neighbors to be the Huskies' new head women's basketball coach after Kevin McGuff left to take the head job at Ohio State.

Washington made the announcement of Neighbors' promotion on Friday night. Neighbors agreed to a five-year deal that will pay him $350,000 in the first season and increase by $20,000 each year thereafter.

Neighbors, 44, spent the last two seasons as an assistant to McGuff. He's never been a head coach at the college level, ...

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