UK Men's Basketball

Japan parts ways with ex-UK assistant Hobbs

The Japan Basketball Association has terminated the contract of former Kentucky assistant David Hobbs, who was on leave due to health problems.

The 60-year-old Hobbs, a former Alabama head coach who also served as an associate head coach on Tubby Smith's staff at Kentucky, will be replaced by Osamu Kuraishi for the Asian Championships from Aug. 6-16 in Tianjin, China.

Hobbs was hired to lead Japan's national squad in February after it failed to qualify for the Beijing Olympics and finished 20th out of 24 teams at the 2006 World Championships.

He guided a rebuilt team to a second-place finish at last month's East Asia Championships.

Georgia: Andy Landers will remain the Georgia women's basketball coach for at least three more years.

Landers has been the Georgia coach since 1979, and is now signed through the 2013-14 season. With Landers, Georgia is one of only four schools in the country to have a winning record in all 28 seasons since women's basketball became an NCAA sport in 1981-82.

Landers, 56, was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.

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