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Kangaroos tab Richardson as head coach

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Kareem Richardson was announced Tuesday as head men's basketball coach of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, replacing Matt Brown.

Richardson spent the 2007-08 season with the Kangaroos as an assistant, and worked for Rick Pitino at Louisville since last April. He has also served as an assistant coach at Drake, Xavier, Evansville, Wright State and Indiana State.

"I would like to welcome Kareem back to Kansas City," athletic director Tim Hall said. "He has strong relationships with high school and AAU coaches here and throughout the Midwest. He brings a high basketball pedigree in the areas of recruiting, on-the-floor coaching, strategy and preparation and service to young men. Kareem is an educator and knows what it takes to be successful in the mid-major ranks."

Richardson inherits a team that went 8-24, its fourth 20-loss seasons in the past six. Richardson will remain with No. 1 Louisville until their season ends.
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