Vermillion, SD (Sports Network) - The University of South Dakota named Joey
James its interim head men's basketball coach on Friday.
The news came after Dave Boots announced his retirement after 25 years at the
helm. James has been an assistant at South Dakota for 10 seasons and turns 37
"David Boots' resignation this close to the beginning of the season makes an
extensive national search an impossibility," said South Dakota athletics
director David Herbster. "After carefully considering our options, I have
decided to appoint assistant coach Joey James interim head coach. At the
conclusion of the season, a national search for the position will be
James played for the Coyotes for two seasons from 1997-99.
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