Monday , Mar , 13 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Durham retires from Montana State

Bozeman, MT (Sports Network) – Montana State University announced on Monday
the retirement of men’s head basketball coach Mick Durham.

Durham spent 16-years as the head coach for the Bobcats and compiled 246
victories, the most in Big Sky Conference history. He also posted the
second-most wins in school history.

“Mick Durham has meant as much to Bobcat basketball as this program has meant
to him,” said MSU athletic director Peter Fields. “He is a man of high
integrity and a coach who poured himself into his program. He achieved at a
high level over a long period of time at the school he loves. I think that is
the strongest statement that can be made on Mick’s behalf. He has affected a
lot of lives in a positive way.”

Durham served as an assistant with the Bobcats from 1982-90 and became the
school’s 20th head coach in 1990.

He has led the team to an overall record of 246-213 as well as a Big Sky
Conference regular season championship in 2002.

Durham also graduated from MSU in 1979 and was a former point guard during his
time at the school.