New assistant Ware reunites with Morrill at Utah State

Updated: August 11, 2006, 10:29 PM ET
Associated Press

LOGAN, Utah -- Utah State has hired the director of basketball operations at the University of Minnesota to be its new assistant coach.

James Ware replaces Don Holst, who resigned following the 2005-2006 season.

This marks the second time Ware will work with Utah State coach Stew Morrill.

The two worked together previously at Colorado State. Ware's coaching career began as an assistant Hopkins (Minn.) High School in 2000, where he coached Kris Humphries. Humphries was a 2004 first-round draft pick of the Utah Jazz.

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