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BYU Basketball hires Mark Pope as new head coach

(Photo by James Snook, USA Today Sports)

The BYU basketball program didn’t have to look far for their next head coach as they announced on Wednesday, April 10 the hire of Utah Valley University coach Mark Pope to take over the Cougars.

Pope replaces Dave Rose who spent 14 seasons at the helm of the Cougars, ending his tenure with the second-most wins all-time at the school and best winning percentage in school history.

Pope, a former BYU assistant under Rose, has spent the last four seasons at UVU, compiling a record of (77-56) for the Wolverines in that time. Pope is also a former player, spending six seasons in the NBA and winning an NCAA National Championship with the Kentucky Wildcats in 1996.

(Photo by James Snook, USA Today Sports)

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