Turner takes over at UC Irvine

Updated: April 9, 2010, 4:14 PM ET
By Diamond Leung | ESPN.com

UC Irvine has hired Russell Turner as its men's basketball coach, a school spokesman said Friday.

Turner, 39, served as an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors for the past six seasons and also has experience as a college assistant at Stanford and Wake Forest.

Athletic director Mike Izzi, a former Stanford administrator, announced last month that the contract of Pat Douglass would not be renewed after 13 seasons. The Anteaters were 14-18 last season.

Diamond Leung covers college basketball for ESPN.com and can be reached at diamond83@gmail.com.