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TUESDAY, AUG. 27, 2013

Stolen Morrison rings found

Burglars broke into Adam Morrison's parents' home recently and among the items taken were Morrison's three WCC championship rings. Two of the three rings have been located but the third remains missing. Three suspects have been arrested. Morrison will be a student assistant coach with...

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Gonzaga assistant Ray Giacoletti, left, puts his head together with head coach Mark Few. Giacoletti has accepted the head coaching position at Drake. (Jesse Tinsley)

Giacoletti hired at Drake

Every few years, Gonzaga head coach Mark Few loses one of his assistant coaches and one of his best friends in the process. Six years ago it was Billy Grier to San Diego (replaced at GU by Ray Giacoletti) and three years ago it was...

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Giacoletti new head coach at Drake 

Gonzaga assistant coach Ray Giacoletti will be introduced as the new head coach at Drake University at a press conference at 2:30 CDT, The Spokesman-Review has confirmed. Giacoletti interviewed for the job Sunday and was in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday to meet with Drake...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2011

GU-Illinois pregame

About an hour to tip-off here at Assembly Hall, a dandy circular facility with 16,618 seats (all seat-backs). GU assistant coach Ray Giacoletti has been a popular man, doing radio interviews and greeting folks courtside. He grew up in Peoria, about 90 miles down the...

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MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011

Giacoletti loses long-time friend

News reports surfaced in the last 24 hours of the suicide of David Salinas, an investment adviser and founder of a Houston AAU team. GU assistant basketball coach Ray Giacoletti is one of many coaches, possibly in several sports, who invested money with Salinas. Salinas'...

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Giacoletti not going to Northern Illinois

Gonzaga men's basketball assistant coach Ray Giacoletti has withdrawn his name from consideration for the head coaching job at Northern Illinois University, The Spokesman-Review has learned. Giacoletti and Purdue assistant Paul Lusk were finalists for the job, sources indicated. Northern Illinois, a Mid-American Conference school...

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Giacoletti on Toledo: "Not going to happen" 

The Toledo Blade reported in today's edition that Gonzaga assistant coach Ray Giacoletti is the frontrunner for the Toledo Rockets' head coaching job. The short article is incorrect, Giacoletti said Wednesday."Print it: No interest, not going to happen," Giacoletti said in a brief telephone interview....

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TUESDAY, DEC. 8, 2009

And more GU notes

As mentioned in yesterday's post, I put together a notebook/advance for Wednesday's S-R. The first topic deals with how the GU-Augustana game came about, followed by a couple of other items, including a shorter version of the Elias Harris' note from Monday's post. Read on...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 1, 2009

Day after Utah 13 

Gonzaga's slide continued Wednesday night as the Bulldogs missed two shots in the closing seconds and fell to Utah 66-65 in Salt Lake City. The Bulldogs have dropped three straight and four of five as they head into what could be their toughest matchup of...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 31, 2008

TUESDAY, DEC. 30, 2008

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