Charles Bradley, the second-leading scorer in University of Wyoming history and a first-round pick of the Boston Celtics in the 1981 NBA draft, was named coach at Loyola Marymount, succeeding John Olive, who resigned March 5.
The Lions were 7-21 last season, 51-88 in Olive's five seasons as coach.
Bradley, who played three seasons in the NBA with the Celtics and the Seattle SuperSonics, spent the past three seasons as coach at Metropolitan State College, a Division II school in Denver.
Metro State was 37-43 under Bradley _ 6-21 in 1994-95; 18-9 in 1995-96; and 13-13 this season.
Before taking the Metro State job, Bradley spent five seasons as an assistant at Brigham Young. He also was an assistant at Wyoming in 1986-87 and at San Diego State from 1987-89.
VANDERBILT: Athletic director Todd Turner started negotiating a contract extension with coach Jan van Breda Kolff, who has one year left on his five-year contract.
He guided his team into the NCAA Tournament for the first time this season and finished with a 19-12 record after losing to Xavier in the first round.
Turner estimated the talks will take up to a month because both men will be attending the Final Four.
FRESNO STATE: A federal subpoena seeks city records of any pawn shop transactions involving guard Chris Herren, the Fresno Bee reported. The subpoena specifically asks for records of any transactions between Herren and United Loan and Jewelry of Fresno.
Herren, the team's leading scorer, denied pawning items or buying anything from United Loan or owner Dan Jelladian. "I'm not worried about (the subpoena)," Herren said. "I never did anything with him."
Herren's attorney, Mike Karagozian, said he can "guarantee there is no record of any transaction with Jelladian. This kid is clean."
Karagozian's firm also represents point guard Dominick Young, the reported focus of an investigation by the FBI and federal grand jury into possible point-shaving by Fresno State players.