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Arizona basketball: Cats name Pasternack associate head coach

2013-07-02T00:00:00Z 2014-08-01T11:38:48Z Arizona basketball: Cats name Pasternack associate head coachBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 02, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Arizona basketball assistant Joe Pasternack has been elevated to associate head coach under Sean Miller, the school said Monday.

Pasternack, who has already been a head coach at the University of New Orleans, effectively assumes the role vacated by James Whitford, who left UA in April to become the head coach at Ball State.

Pasternack earned $204,000 as an assistant coach last season, the same amount that new assistant coach Damon Stoudamire was hired at. It is not immediately clear what Pasternack's salary will be next season, but Whitford earned $215,000.

"Joe has done an outstanding job in his two years with us," Miller said in a UA statement. "His combination of prior head coaching experience at the University of New Orleans and eight years on staff at the University of California has been invaluable to our program's continued development.

"His professionalism, tireless work ethic and total command of all aspects of Arizona basketball position him to become a head coach again very soon."

Pasternack, 35, joined the UA staff in May 2011, when New Orleans considered downgrading from Division I to Division II (the program decided last year to remain in Division I).

He also coached at California for eight seasons as an aide and assistant under then-head coach Ben Braun.

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 7 1 0 0.875 19 2 0 0.905
Utah 6 2 0 0.750 16 4 0 0.800
Stanford 6 2 0 0.750 15 5 0 0.750
Oregon State 5 3 0 0.625 13 6 0 0.684
Colorado 4 4 0 0.500 11 8 0 0.579
Oregon 4 4 0 0.500 14 7 0 0.667
UCLA 4 4 0 0.500 12 9 0 0.571
Washington 3 5 0 0.375 14 6 0 0.700
Washington State 3 5 0 0.375 9 11 0 0.450
Arizona State 3 5 0 0.375 12 10 0 0.545
California 2 6 0 0.250 12 9 0 0.571
USC 1 7 0 0.125 9 11 0 0.450

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Colorado at
USC
1/29 98-94
Utah at
UCLA
1/29 59-69
California at
Washington State
1/29 76-67
Oregon at
Arizona State
1/30 6:00 pm
Oregon State at
Arizona
1/30 8:00 pm
Stanford at
Washington State
1/31 6:00 pm
Colorado at
UCLA
1/31 8:30 pm
Utah at
USC
2/1 12:30 pm
California at
Washington
2/1 1:00 pm
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