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COPY-Alabama State coach Spivery leaving to take job at Southern University

MONTGOMERY, Ala. Alabama State men's basketball coach Rob Spivery is leaving A-S-U after nine years.

Spivery will take the head coaching position at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A-S-U Assistant Coach Joe Proctor will be the interim coach for the Hornets.

Spivery told his players this afternoon (Wednesday) that he couldn't pass up the opportunity.

During his time at Alabama State, Spivery took the Hornets twice to the N-C-A-A- tournament.

Officials at Southern have scheduled a press conference for tomorrow (Thursday). But they won't confirm whether it's about Spivery.

A spokesman for Southern says the university has NOT scheduled any basketball announcement. He says the university's chancellor's office is handling the situation.

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