Duquesne coach Nee to step down

Updated: March 3, 2006, 5:59 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Danny Nee resigned Friday as Duquesne University's basketball coach, one day before the Dukes will conclude the worst season in school history.

Duquesne is 3-23 going into Saturday's season finale against Saint Joseph's, its third season of single-figure victories in Nee's five seasons at the school. Duquesne is 42-101 under Nee, a head coach for 26 seasons at Ohio U., Nebraska, Robert Morris and Duquesne.

Despite Nee's lack of success, he was given a contract extension in 2004 and had two seasons remaining on his current contract. He will coach Saturday's game before leaving the school.

"As for the future, I plan to keep on working," Nee said Friday. "The game of basketball has been -- and will continue to be -- a big part of my life."

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