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The weirdest news release I have ever seen

I have covered GW sports since September 2004 and have NEVER seen a news release this strange.

“WASHINGTON, DC — George Washington University men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs announced today that he plans to remain at the school and was never a candidate for the head coach position at Providence College. The announcement comes amid speculation by some media outlets that Hobbs is under consideration to replace former PC coach Tim Welsh.

“While I am flattered that my name has been considered for other coaching vacancies, I want to go on record that I am not a candidate for any openings at this time,” said Hobbs. “I am extremely happy and honored to be the coach at George Washington University. We have accomplished a great deal and we have a lot of work to do to prepare for the 2008-09 season.”

Hobbs signed a contract extension through June 30, 2012 prior to last season.

Hobbs, who has a career record of 123-82 (.600) in seven seasons at GW, has guided the Colonials to three NCAA Tournaments in the last four years and his teams have won the Atlantic 10 Conference title in 2005 and 2007. He was named the A-10 Coach of the Year in 2006, the only GW men’s basketball coach to be accorded that honor.”

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