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Vols' Green resigns after 22-11 season

Tennessee coach Jerry Green resigned Tuesday after a 22-11 season and a fourth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament.

The announcement was made by athletic director Doug Dickey. Green, who replaced Kevin O'Neill in 1997, did not attend the news conference. He received criticism this season when it appeared he wasn't in charge of the team, which lost 10 of its final 16 games.

"This is an emotional time for me because I have never before left where I felt that my work was incomplete," Green said in a statement.

Green's four years at Tennessee were some of the school's best. This season Green, 57, took the Vols to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth straight year. He was 89-36 in four seasons, the best winning percentage since Ray Mears, who coached from 1962-77. The Vols won at least 20 games each season for Green.

BUFFALO: The NCAA is prepared to release its decision on whether the men's team violated recruiting guidelines under former coach Tim Cohane. Jack Friedenthal, chairman of the infractions committee, is scheduled to announce his findings and penalties today.

FLORIDA: Forward Kwame Brown of Glynn Academy in Brunswick, Ga., who will play at Florida next season, was named to the Sporting News' All-America high school team.

IDAHO: Leonard Perry, 32, a former star guard at the school, was hired as coach. Perry, an assistant at Iowa State for three years, replaces David Farrar, who was fired March 9 after five seasons.

WISCONSIN: Utah's Rick Majerus, 53, taking a year sabbatical to care for his sick mother in Milwaukee, will talk to athletic director Pat Richter about the opening created when Brad Soderberg was let go Monday.

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