Monday, May 24, 2010

UIS coach Gamble talks with Providence about new job

University of Illinois at Springfield men’s basketball coach Kevin Gamble has talked to Providence College about an assistant coaching position but hasn’t taken a job with the NCAA Division I Friars, UIS assistant athletic director for communications Scott Reed said Thursday.

“Nothing has been offered,’’ Reed said.

Neither Gamble nor UIS athletic director Rodger Jehlicka returned phone messages seeking comment.

Reed pointed out that Gamble’s connection to the Friars is head coach Keno Davis, who took over at the Providence, R.I., school in 2008. Gamble played for Davis’ father, Tom Davis, at the University of Iowa from 1985 to 1987.

Gamble was featured in a May 21, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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