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Snyder to replace late Dennis Johnson as Toros coach

Updated: June 6, 2007, 2:12 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Quin Snyder grew up a fan of Sonics great Dennis Johnson, a poster of Johnson gracing a bedroom wall in his childhood home in suburban Seattle.

Snyder, who was forced to resign as Missouri's head coach in February 2006, on Wednesday learned he will be replacing the late Johnson as head coach of the NBA Development League's Austin Toros. The 40-year-old Snyder said he has accepted a one-year contract to coach the team in the surging NBA minor league.

"I'm excited, but it is under ...

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