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Xplosion name Knox head coach

Albany, NY (Sports Network) - Carlos Knox has been named the head coach of the Pittsburgh Xplosion for the 2007-08 season.

"We feel that Carlos will be an asset to our organization," Xplosion CEO Richard Hersperger said. "He will do an excellent job in preparing our players for the challenges of the CBA season."

Knox began his coaching career at IUPUI in 2001 and helped lead his alma mater to its first ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2003 as an assistant. He then guided the CBA's Indiana Alley Cats to a 23-25 record last year after serving as an assistant to the team in 2005-06.

Knox also played professionally in the NBA with the Indiana Pacers and internationally in Croatia, Germany and Venezuela, before a knee injury ended his career.

"I'm very excited about the opportunity to coach the Xplosion," Knox said. "Pittsburgh has the atmosphere and the facilities to compete and win in the CBA. It's now about establishing a foundation and a winning attitude."

Knox replaces former head coach Jaren Jackson, who left to pursue other opportunities after Pittsburgh's 10-38 finish in its inaugural season.

09/10 14:38:16 ET

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