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Timing not ideal, but Witherspoon ready for challenges at Canisius

By Nick Veronica

May 31 is not an ideal deal day to introduce a new college basketball coach. The fall semester is less than three months away. 766 more words

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Canisius hires Reggie Witherspoon to replace Jim Baron

By Nick Veronica

Canisius hired former UB basketball coach Reggie Witherspoon on Saturday, filling the country’s final Division I coaching vacancy that was created by Jim Baron’s… 235 more words

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Canisius hires Reggie Witherspoon as basketball coach

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Reggie Witherspoon is returning home to Buffalo to coach the Canisius College basketball team.

He signed a five-year contract and replaces Jim Baron, who retired May 20. 209 more words

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How does Canisius look next season without Jim Baron?

Canisius will have a new coach in 2016-17. How’s the team he’ll inherit?

The Griffs finished 14-19 last year and 8-12 in the MAAC, which gave them the 7-seed in the conference tournament. 387 more words

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How Jim Baron finally walked away

By Nick Veronica

There was a moment this past season when the question came up again. It was playful remark, just a joke between old friends, but it wasn’t the first time the question had been put to Jim Baron. 1,488 more words

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VIDEO: Watch Jim Baron's emotional retirement press conference

By Nick Veronica

Canisius men’s basketball coach Jim Baron announced his retirement Friday afternoon. Joined by his brother, Ed, and sons Jimmy and Billy, Baron was emotional during his 30-minute goodbye to college basketball. 414 more words

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Canisius coach Jim Baron to retire

By Nick Veronica

Canisius men’s basketball coach Jim Baron will announce his retirement in a press conference Friday afternoon, according to team sources.

Baron, 62, has been at the helm at Canisius for the last four years. 312 more words

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