ESPN analyst now UA coach

By: Bob Holt
Published: Monday, March 31, 2014
Jimmy Dykes speaks after being introduced as the eighth women's head basketball coach Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. Dykes left his job as an analyst for ESPN for the position. Dykes coached at Arkansas, Sacramento State, Appalachian State, Kentucky and Arkansas-Little Rock, and Oklahoma State.
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Jimmy Dykes speaks after being introduced as the eighth women's head basketball coach Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. Dykes left his job as an analyst for ESPN for the position. Dykes coached at Arkansas, Sacramento State, Appalachian State, Kentucky and Arkansas-Little Rock, and Oklahoma State.

Jimmy Dykes said that the last 15 years while working as a college basketball analyst for ESPN, he annually had offers to get back into coaching at the college or pro level, but he never considered taking any of them because he didn’t want to move from Northwest Arkansas.

Sports, Pages 13 on 03/31/2014

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