Leitao joins Missouri basketball staff

Friday, June 15, 2012 | 9:43 a.m. CDT; updated 7:53 p.m. CDT, Friday, June 15, 2012

COLUMBIA - University of Missouri Head Basketball Coach Frank Haith announced the hiring of former Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year Dave Leitao as an assistant coach Friday.

Leitao, who owns a pair of conference championships as a head coach at DePaul in 2004 and Virginia in 2007, has made 21 career postseason appearances, including 12 NCAA Tournaments highlighted by the 1999 National Championship as the Associate Head Coach at the University of Connecticut under Jim Calhoun.

The hiring of Leitao completes Haith’s coaching staff for the 2012-13 season.


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