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Harrick in hunt for Rutgers post

INDIANAPOLIS - The latest stop in the Jim Harrick coaching search apparently is Rutgers.

The former UCLA coach, unemployed since he was fired before the start of the season, is on the newest list of candidates at Rutgers. A number of current head coaches, including Tom Penders of Texas, have turned down the New Jersey school.

Rutgers athletic director Fred Gruninger is reported to be scheduling an interview this weekend with Harrick, who is here at the Final Four as a commentator for Fox Sports West.

Other coaches reportedly on Gruninger's "still-available" list are Boston College's Jim O'Brien and Florida State's Pat Kennedy.

Harrick's name previously surfaced as a possible candidate at BYU and LSU, although both of those schools eventually looked elsewhere to fill their positions.

Former NBA player Roberts shot to death

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Anthony Roberts, who played basketball at Oral Roberts and in the NBA, was found shot to death early Saturday outside his Tulsa apartment, police said.

Police told Tulsa television station KJRH that Roberts, 42, was shot in the back during an argument with two men.

Authorities said they were searching for a suspect in the shooting but no arrests have been made.

Additional details were not immediately available.

Roberts played at Oral Roberts from 1973 thru 1977, averaging 21.7 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. He is third on the Golden Eagles' career scoring list with 2,341 points.

Roberts was drafted by Denver in 1977 and played five years with the Nuggets before going to the Washington Bullets for a brief stay. He left basketball soon after that.