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Report: Florida Atlantic to promote Walters

4/27/2006 - Fla Atlantic Owls

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Florida Atlantic called a news
conference for Friday to announce the school's new men's basketball
coach.

Spokeswoman Katrina McCormick would not divulge the name of the
coach, but the Palm Beach Post, citing anonymous sources, reported
Thursday that assistant coach Rex Walters would be promoted to
replace Matt Doherty.

Doherty left Florida Atlantic after one season Monday to accept
the head job at Southern Methodist. Florida Atlantic was 15-13 last
season.

Walters, who played in the NBA for seven years, spent two
seasons as an assistant coach at Valparaiso before joining
Doherty's staff.

Walters played at Kansas and was the 16th pick of the 1993 NBA
draft by New Jersey. He also played for Philadelphia and Miami.