Loyola Marymount hires Blazers assistant Bayno as new coach

Updated: April 4, 2008, 6:23 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Portland Trail Blazers assistant coach Bill Bayno will be named Loyola Marymount's men's basketball coach Friday, Bayno confirmed to ESPN.com.

Bayno is a former UNLV head coach. He has been on the Blazers' bench for the past two seasons and before that he was a scout for the team.

Bayno, 45, replaces Rodney Tention, who was abruptly forced out after three seasons.

Bayno is expected to sign a five-year deal.

Andy Katz covers men's college basketball for ESPN.com.

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