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|Currently an assistant coach at Fresno State. Long-time successful junior
college head coach at West Valley Community College (Saratoga, CA) where he
compiled a record of 507-167. Also served as an assistant at Utah for
1 year. His claim to fame is that he has never had a losing season. Age:
Burton was named conference coach of the year nine times, including this past season. He was selected the California Community College Coach of the Year four times. He guided the Vikings to the finals of the California Community College State tournament in 1991, 1995 and 1996. Burton took a one-year leave at West Valley, serving as an assistant coach at the University of Utah for the 1986-87 season, helping the Utes to a 19-10 record and NIT berth, before returning to West Valley.
Burton is 57 years old, has a wife named Toni and has no children.
Record at West Valley College
1991-92 - 31-3 *
* State Finals
|Former All-American at UNLV, played professionally with the Bulls and the
Currently the head coach at Florida Atlantic, where he has compiled a 55-118
record, although he led the Owls to the NCAA tournament in 2001-2002.
Previously served as head coach for two years at LIU-Southampton (29-27).
Age: Early 40's.
Signed a new contract with FAU in June, 2002.
Named A-Sun Coach of the Year for 2001-02 season.
Success from the 2001-02 season brings on the bandwagoners... He's gotten calls from his former coaches -- Rick Pitino, Chuck Daly and Larry Brown. Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian sent a congratulatory fax. Former NBA teammates Michael Jordan and Charles Oakley left messages. And Green has received more than 100 e-mails.
All the individual accolades that I achieved -- high school All-American, college All-American, NBA -- it doesn't compare to this," Green said. "That's one reason that I wanted to coach -- to try to make a difference."
He also was interested in the DePaul (Link) job.
Sidney Green's Coaching Record
Green was twice named the Northeastern Conference Coach of the Year, and
took the Knights to the NCAA tournament in 1985, 1988, and 1998, and an
NIT berth in 1991. The Knights finished 15-14 last season, and
Green has an overall record of 321-255 in his 20 years at Fairleigh
Tom Green was a three-year letter winner and two-year starter as a point guard at Syracuse University. As a senior, he captained the Orangemen to a 19-6 mark, and a bid to the NIT. His bio doesn't mention his age, but since he graduated from high school in 1967, I would gather that he is 53 / 54 years old.
|Currently an assistant coach at Virginia. Previously served as head coach
at Boise State (109-93). Age: 49.
Appears to be known for his defensive strategies. Does not appear to be a great recruiter.
|Formerly the #1 assistant to Steve Lavin at UCLA for the past 7 years.
Served 2 years as head coach a Columbia College (Sonora, CA) where he compiled
a 61-10 record. Has also served as an assistant at Cal, Indiana State,
and Fresno State. Age: 38.