Friday , Apr , 07 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Report: UAB to hire Mike Davis

Birmingham, AL (Sports Network) – The University of Alabama at Birmingham
will reportedly name former Indiana head coach Mike Davis to take over its
basketball program.

The Birmingham News reported Davis accepted an offer Thursday night.

Davis would take over for Mike Anderson, who left the program to take the head
coaching duties at Missouri.

The Blazers finished 24-7 and lost to Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA

Davis was in Bloomington for six years and led the Hoosiers to a 115-79
record, including a 55-41 mark in the Big Ten, but never felt comfortable
after taking over for legendary Hoosier coach Bobby Knight before the 2000-01
season. He led the team to the postseason in five of his six years, including
a trip to the NCAA championship game in the 2001-02 campaign.

Davis resigned from Indiana in February, but stayed on until the conclusion of
the season. Despite Davis’ pending departure, the Hoosiers responded with a
strong finish that ended with a second-round loss to Gonzaga in the NCAA

He would be returning home to Alabama, where Davis grew up in Fayette. He
played college basketball for the Crimson Tide and ended his career in the top
25 on Alabama’s all-time scoring list with 1,211 points. During his four
years, the Tide were 80-42 and made two NIT Tournaments and two NCAA