Tuesday , Oct , 25 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Explorers give Giannini extension through 2010

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – LaSalle men’s basketball coach John
Giannini received a contract extension Tuesday that will keep him on the
Explorers sideline through 2010.

Giannini guided a young Explorers squad to a 10-18 record in 2004-05, playing
most of the year with only seven scholarship players.

Under Giannini’s leadership, LaSalle set a school-record for Atlantic 10 road
wins and defeated its first Pac-10 opponent in nearly 20 years, a 71-62
victory over Southern California in late November.

Before he took over the program in 2004, Giannini spent the last eight years
at the University of Maine where his Black Bear teams appeared in the America
East’s championship game two of his last three seasons.

The Explorers tip-off the 2005-06 season on November 20th at the University of
Maryland-Baltimore County.