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Northern Arizona hires Jack Murphy as men’s basketball head coach

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By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer

Jack Murphy has been named the Northern Arizona men’s basketball head coach.

Murphy comes to Northern Arizona after being an assistant coach at Memphis. He takes over for Dave Brown, who served as coach from December on after Mike Adras resigned early into the season.

He was at Memphis for the past three seasons. As an assistant coach, he helped Memphis get a Conference USA regular season title and two Conference USA tournament championships.

“It’s an honor to be given this position, especially at this critical recruiting time,” Murphy said. “This is a program that has a rich tradition, has had past success, and I look to build on that success. I hope to be there along the way as we grow together as a university and as a basketball program.”

Prior to taking a position at Memphis, he worked in the NBA with the Denver Nuggets, as an advance scout. He also worked for Arizona from 1998 to 2006, serving as the team manager, recruiting coordinator, administrative assistant, video coordinator, and director of operations.

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