South Carolina coach Dawn Staley is bringing on one of her former assistants to take over for her departing Olympic teammate.
Staley said Monday that Darius Taylor would take over for Carla McGhee, who is leaving the Gamecocks after two seasons to pursue other opportunities. Taylor had spent four seasons on Staley's staff at Temple. He worked the last two seasons overseeing player development for the NBA Developmental League. At Temple, Taylor helped Staley's Owls win two Atlantic 10 Conference tournament titles and reach the NCAA tournament all four seasons. McGhee had been with Staley both her seasons at South Carolina. The two were teammates on the 1996 U.S. women's team that won basketball gold in Atlanta.
Greenville’s Dendy leaves Iowa State
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Forward LaRon Dendy is transferring from Iowa State to Middle Tennessee after one season with the Cyclones to be closer to his mother in Greenville. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound Dendy averaged 7.3 points and 3.6 rebounds coming off the bench. He scored 14 points against then-No. 1 Texas and had 10 points in an upset of then-No. 5 Kansas. Dendy will have to sit out the 2010-11 season and will have one season of eligibility remaining.
Adams leaves Bonnies after six weeks
Former NBA star Michael Adams has resigned six weeks after being hired as an assistant men's basketball coach at St. Bonaventure. Adams said he wanted to focus on supporting his son through senior year in high school. Adams spent this past season as head coach of Archbishop Carroll high school in Washington, D.C., after two seasons under Gary Williams at Maryland.
Carter’s son leaves Buckeyes
Receiver Duron Carter has left Ohio State and enrolled at a community college in Kansas. Carter is the son of former Ohio State and NFL star Cris Carter. He has had academic problems and was declared ineligible for the Rose Bowl when semester grades were released in December. Carter caught 13 passes for 176 yards as a freshman last season.
Fans, Lakers celebrate title
Thousands of fans cheered the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers during a victory parade that players promised to repeat next year with a third consecutive title. Police reported a largely well-behaved crowd. Nine people were arrested for various minor offenses and two children were reported missing, police said. Authorities did not provide a crowd estimate.
-- From Staff and Wire Reports