April 19, 2014

Krystkowiak gets U of Utah coaching gig

The University of Utah has hired New Jersey Nets assistant Larry Krystkowiak as their new coach on Sunday.  The Utes will be moving into the Pac-12 Conference next season. 

The hiring comes three weeks after Jim Boylen was fired following consecutive losing seasons.  Krystkowiak will officially be introduced today.

This will be Krystkowiak’s fourth head coaching job.  He was fired in 2008 after going 31-69 in one-plus season of coaching the Milwaukee Bucks.  He also went 42-20 with two NCAA Tournament bids in two seasons at Montana, and was 37-16 with the Idaho Stampede in 2003-’04, leading them to the CBA title game.