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March 15, 2005 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Temple Owls assistant coach Dan Leibovitz can now reveal why he stood basically the whole time in his first game filling in for the suspended John Chaney. "I accidentally had my wife's socks on," Leibovitz said yesterday, sitting in a locker room at the Palestra after the Coaches vs. Cancer breakfast. "When I sat down the first time, you could see my whole shin. " Leibovitz has relinquished his position back to Chaney, who will be coaching tonight in the National Invitation Tournament at Virginia Tech.
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April 17, 2010 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As expected, former Hartford men's basketball coach Dan Leibovitz, a Penn graduate and former Episcopal Academy teammate of Penn coach Jerome Allen, was named an assistant coach at Penn on Friday. When he resigned Tuesday as Hartford's coach, Leibovitz said he expected to reunite with Allen at his alma mater. "Jerome has been a great friend since high school," Leibovitz said Friday in a statement. "And I know he is destined to succeed as the head coach at Penn. "The opportunity to help him realize his dreams while helping him restore such a storied tradition was something I just could not pass up. And make no mistake about it. We will work tirelessly to make that happen.
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March 5, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
It's a different job, the one Dan Leibovitz has now, but still all about hoops. Leibovitz worked at Temple for a decade as John Chaney's assistant, was head coach at the University of Hartford, then did brief stints assisting Jerome Allen at his alma mater, Penn, and as an assistant coach with the Charlotte Bobcats. It all prepared him for his current job as the American Athletic Conference's associate commissioner for men's basketball. "The best way I can describe this, [is] every day I wake up and think how can I make our basketball brand better," Leibovitz said, referring to the league that includes Temple as a member.
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September 30, 2003 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mark Macon, Temple's all-time leading basketball scorer, was hired yesterday by John Chaney as an assistant coach, filling a spot on Chaney's staff that had been open since Nate Blackwell was let go after last season. "The only strange part is sitting in the office as an adult, as a coach," Macon, 34, said yesterday by phone from Temple's basketball office. He said he still looks at himself as a student under Chaney. "It's still almost like a father-son relationship," Macon said.
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January 26, 2011 | By TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
Xavier Harris has given his word, and now it's just a matter of getting the number. Harris, a 6-5, 210-pound forward at Constitution High, a special-admit, second-year Public League member located on 7th below Market, has committed to play basketball at Penn. He informed the Quakers of his decision while at the same time saying thanks, but no thanks, to Dartmouth. St. Peter's was also sniffing around. Next task: Adding 30 more points to his SAT score. He took the test again last Saturday and has been told by Penn officials that there's no rush to achieve the required number.
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January 26, 2011 | By TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
Xavier Harris has given his word, and now it's just a matter of getting the number. Harris, a 6-5, 210-pound forward at Constitution High, a special-admit, second-year Public League member located on 7th below Market, has committed to play basketball at Penn. He informed the Quakers of his decision while at the same time saying thanks, but no thanks, to Dartmouth. St. Peter's was also sniffing around. Next task: adding 30 more points to his SAT score. He took the test again last Saturday and has been told by Penn officials that there's no rush to achieve the required number.
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April 15, 2006 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Dan Leibovitz, an assistant men's basketball coach at Temple for the last 10 years and John Chaney's top assistant for the last three, was named head coach at Hartford yesterday. Details of Leibovitz's contract were not disclosed, but a person close to the situation said Leibovitz, 32, had signed a long-term deal. Chaney, who retired last month and was replaced this week by Penn coach Fran Dunphy, told officials at Hartford yesterday that his respect for the school for hiring Leibovitz "can't be measured.
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March 3, 2005 | By Shawn Pastor FOR THE INQUIRER
In its continuing effort to return to normalcy, the Temple basketball team traveled to Rhode Island last night to try and lock up a first-round bye in next week's Atlantic Ten Conference tournament. They got the bye - backing into it when Fordham was upset by Duquesne - but the Owls' field-goal shooting was dreadful again in a 65-57 loss to the suddenly rejuvenated Rams. With coach John Chaney at home in Philadelphia, missing his second game of what is essentially a two-week suspension after the emotional events of last week's Temple-St.
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December 18, 2000 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
Temple is losing games. The Owls are losing players. The six-game losing streak is the longest in coach John Chaney's 19-year tenure. He suspended one player indefinitely. Then, another player, the day after scoring 15 points, asked for his release so he could transfer to another school. The sky seems to be falling on North Broad Street. The coach isn't really paying attention to that perception. The world will change before he does. Following a Dec. 2 loss to Duke, Chaney suspended freshman forward Carlton Aaron after Aaron said something to assistant coach Dan Leibovitz that Chaney did not think appropriate.
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August 18, 2012
After watching his team fall short of a championship, Soul head coach Doug Plank has decided to resign, the team announced Thursday. The team said the fifth-year Arena Football League coach is leaving because he needed a break after the long, grueling campaign. Plank led his team to a 15-win season but saw the Soul collapse in the ArenaBowl, falling to the underdog Arizona Rattlers, 72-54. "I would like to thank the entire organization and the city of Philadelphia for how they embraced me and this team.
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March 5, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
It's a different job, the one Dan Leibovitz has now, but still all about hoops. Leibovitz worked at Temple for a decade as John Chaney's assistant, was head coach at the University of Hartford, then did brief stints assisting Jerome Allen at his alma mater, Penn, and as an assistant coach with the Charlotte Bobcats. It all prepared him for his current job as the American Athletic Conference's associate commissioner for men's basketball. "The best way I can describe this, [is] every day I wake up and think how can I make our basketball brand better," Leibovitz said, referring to the league that includes Temple as a member.
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August 28, 2012 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer
SINCE FRAN Dunphy took over at Penn nearly a quarter century ago, the program has become a stepping-stone for head coaches. So, when Arizona State assistant Scott Pera had a chance to come back to his home state and coach under Jerome Allen, he did not hesitate. Pera will take the place of assistant Dan Leibovitz who has left to work with friend/mentor and new Charlotte Bobcats head coach Mike Dunlap as his player development coach. Leibovitz' departure means Allen will have an entirely new staff this season.
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August 18, 2012
After watching his team fall short of a championship, Soul head coach Doug Plank has decided to resign, the team announced Thursday. The team said the fifth-year Arena Football League coach is leaving because he needed a break after the long, grueling campaign. Plank led his team to a 15-win season but saw the Soul collapse in the ArenaBowl, falling to the underdog Arizona Rattlers, 72-54. "I would like to thank the entire organization and the city of Philadelphia for how they embraced me and this team.
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January 13, 2012 | BY ZACH BERMAN, bermanz@phillynews.com
JEROME ALLEN and Dan Leibovitz made a bet for 20 dollars. They were teenagers on summer break from Episcopal Academy, two boys from different lives connected by basketball. Allen lived in Germantown, needing to take the 23 trolley and the 65 bus to school each morning. Leibovitz lived in Bryn Mawr and drove a black Jeep Cherokee. Allen didn't think Leibovitz could survive a summer week in the Allen household, where the only air conditioning was a cold towel on the forehead and the home was more crowded than the refrigerator.
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December 28, 2011 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn assistant basketball coach Dan Leibovitz said he used to mock anyone who was on Twitter - until he began tweeting himself. Earlier this fall, after a Quakers player was late for a team function, Leibovitz, a former 10-year Temple assistant under John Chaney, tweeted, " 'Late is another word for fail' - Coach Chaney. " Leibovitz had only about 20 Twitter followers at the time, he said, but Quakers senior point guard Zack Rosen was one of them, and Rosen told Leibovitz something like, "We need more of that, more Chaney.
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January 26, 2011 | By TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
Xavier Harris has given his word, and now it's just a matter of getting the number. Harris, a 6-5, 210-pound forward at Constitution High, a special-admit, second-year Public League member located on 7th below Market, has committed to play basketball at Penn. He informed the Quakers of his decision while at the same time saying thanks, but no thanks, to Dartmouth. St. Peter's was also sniffing around. Next task: Adding 30 more points to his SAT score. He took the test again last Saturday and has been told by Penn officials that there's no rush to achieve the required number.
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January 26, 2011 | By TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
Xavier Harris has given his word, and now it's just a matter of getting the number. Harris, a 6-5, 210-pound forward at Constitution High, a special-admit, second-year Public League member located on 7th below Market, has committed to play basketball at Penn. He informed the Quakers of his decision while at the same time saying thanks, but no thanks, to Dartmouth. St. Peter's was also sniffing around. Next task: adding 30 more points to his SAT score. He took the test again last Saturday and has been told by Penn officials that there's no rush to achieve the required number.
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December 31, 2010 | By TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
DON'T THINK Xavier Harris is one of those guys whose drive begins and ends on basketball courts. You would be doing him quite the disservice. How important is schoolwork to Harris? How hard does he work in the classroom? How hotly does his desire to attend an Ivy League college truly burn? Here's all you need to know: He has nixed scholarship offers from a handful of lower level Division 1 schools because his heart is set on Penn or Dartmouth (or any other Ivy school that would like to join the sweepstakes)
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April 17, 2010 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As expected, former Hartford men's basketball coach Dan Leibovitz, a Penn graduate and former Episcopal Academy teammate of Penn coach Jerome Allen, was named an assistant coach at Penn on Friday. When he resigned Tuesday as Hartford's coach, Leibovitz said he expected to reunite with Allen at his alma mater. "Jerome has been a great friend since high school," Leibovitz said Friday in a statement. "And I know he is destined to succeed as the head coach at Penn. "The opportunity to help him realize his dreams while helping him restore such a storied tradition was something I just could not pass up. And make no mistake about it. We will work tirelessly to make that happen.
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