Friday , Mar , 03 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Nee leaves Duquesne

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) – Duquesne men’s basketball coach, Danny Nee,
announced his resignation effective after Friday’s season finale against St.
Joseph’s.

The Dukes (3-23, 1-14) did not qualify for the Atlantic 10 Tournament, which
starts Wednesday at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati.

“I feel it is best for Duquesne and our players that I move on at this time,”
said Nee. “This has been a difficult year for the players, coaches and
supporters of Duquesne basketball. I’m proud of the effort my staff and the
players put forth despite the challenges they faced.”

Nee is 42-101 in five years at Duquesne. His best season was in 2003-04 when
he led the Dukes to a 12-17 record and a win in the first round of the
Atlantic 10 Tournament against Massachusetts.

“I am grateful to Danny for putting the best interests of both Duquesne and
our student-athletes at the forefront in making his decision,” said university
president Dr. Charles Dougherty. “I thank him for his years of service and
wish him and his family the best.”

Nee coached for 26 seasons and holds a 410-379 record with Ohio, Nebraska,
Robert Morris and the Dukes.

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