Central Michigan hires Tony Barbee as new basketball coach

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Central Michigan has hired Kentucky assistant Tony Barbee is its new men’s basketball coach. He replaces Keno Davis, who was fired after nine years at the helm. Barbee says he’s humbled and excited to be the next coach at CMU. Barbee spent the last seven seasons on John Calipari’s staff at Kentucky. He has also been a head coach at Auburn and Texas-El Paso. He led UTEP to an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2010.