March 27, 2012
UAB has introduced Jerod Haase has as its new men's basketball coach.
Athletic director Brian Mackin says he hired a basketball coach
with winning "in his DNA." Mackin introduced former Kansas and
North Carolina assistant Tuesday to replace fired coach Mike Davis.
Haase agreed to a five-year deal with a $475,000 salary.
The former Kansas player has spent the past 13 seasons working
on Roy Williams' staffs with the Jayhawks and Tar Heels, two of
college basketball's traditional powers.
Haase says leaving Williams and North Carolina was difficult but
that UAB represents "a dream situation" and a program he thinks
can win quickly.
He says he wants his legacy to be "for building a program that
started great and became even greater from running it the right