New Mexico hires Mike Bradbury to lead women's team

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) New Mexico has hired Mike Bradbury to take the helm of the women's basketball program.

The school made the announcement Wednesday, saying a news conference would be held Thursday afternoon.

Bradbury replaces Yvonne Sanchez, who was fired in mid-March after five seasons as head coach.

A protege of the school's winningest coach, Don Flanagan, Sanchez joined the program in 2000. She was hired to replace the retiring Flanagan following a national search.

Bradbury has coached the women's team at Wright State since 2010. He was named the Horizon League Coach of the Year for 2014-15 and led the team to a 25-9 finish this season.

He also led Morehead State for three seasons and was an assistant at Xavier and Cincinnati.

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