Tuesday , Jun , 12 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Peterson leaving Coastal Carolina to join NBA’s Bobcats

Conway, SC (Sports Network) – Coastal Carolina University head men’s
basketball coach Buzz Peterson is leaving the school to become the director of
player personnel for the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats.

Peterson will reunite with former-college teammate and Bobcats part-owner
Michael Jordan. The twosome led the Tar Heels to the 1982 National

“We appreciate everything that Buzz has done for the program and Coastal
Carolina University since he arrived two years ago,” said Coastal Carolina
athletic director Warren Koegel. “This is an opportunity that he felt he could
not pass up. We wish Buzz and his family all the best as they start this new
phase of their lives.”

Peterson compiled a 35-25 mark in two seasons at Coastal Carolina. In 11 years
as a college head coach that included stops at Tennessee and Tulsa, Peterson
has an overall record of 201-134.

A search for Peterson’s replacement will begin immediately.