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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Anderson hopes to keep NBA dream alive

Dwayne Anderson should find a home in the next few days. The 6-6 forward from Villanova said he is in negotiations with the Wizards, Bobcats and Spurs to play in the NBA Summer League, which he hopes will lead to a spot on an NBA roster.
Anderson said he was looking for the team that is the right fit for him.
"That's what it comes down to," he said by phone.
Anderson said he was not surprised that the Portland Trail Blazers selected his teammate and longtime friend Dante Cunningham with the 33rd pick in the NBA Draft.
"I thought he would go sooner than that," Anderson said.
Elsewhere on the Villanova front, guard Corey Fisher has played well for Team USA as it prepares for the World University Games in New Zealand.
The 6-1 junior was the second-leading scorer during the team's three-game tuneup in Belgrade, Serbia. He averaged 12.3 points as Team USA beat Canada and Russia, and fell to Serbia. The team is coached by Chester native and Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Villanova to hire Chris Walker

Jay Wright’s search for an associate head coach is over.As expected, Wright will keep the job in the Villanova family.A source close to the situation confirmed that Wright will announce today that he has hired New Mexico assistant coach Chris Walker, a 1992 Villanova graduate, to be his associate head coach.Walker replaces Pat Chambers, who left to become the head coach at Boston University shortly after Villanova's trip to the Final Four.Walker brings a wealth of coaching collegiate experience to the Villanova staff. The Houston native began his coaching career at Loyola Marymount after graduating from Villanova in 1992. He went on to become the associate head coach at Vanderbilt (1996-99) and Pepperdine (1999-2000), and also served three years at Massachusetts under former Villanova coach Steve Lappas.Walker also has spent time in the private sector. He was the southwest grassroots director for adidas America in Houston, and for two years was the head coach of the T-Mac All-Stars, an amateur club based in Houston before he joined Steve Alford's staff at New Mexico in 2007.The 39-year-old Walker played for Rollie Massimino at Villanova and started 96 games for the Wildcats. The team reached the post season three times during his career including back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament in 1990 and '91. Walker earned All-Big 5 honors twice and led the Wildcats in assists for three consecutive years. He ranks 13th in school history with 404 career assists.