Pitt's Dixon Named USA Basketball National Coach of the Year

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jamie Dixon of Pitt has been chosen as USA
Basketball's national coach of the year for guiding the United States' first FIBA under-19 world championship team since 1991.

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski won or shared the award the previous
three years, with Anne Donovan in 2007 and 2008.

Dixon's team went 9-0 during the July 2-12 tournament in Auckland, New Zealand. The United States averaged 88.2 points and had an average winning margin of 22.2 points, yet no player averaged more than 10.8 points.

Dixon's Pitt team went 31-5, earned the school's first No. 1 ranking in the AP poll and advanced to the NCAA round of eight. He was chosen as the Naismith national coach of the year for that season.


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