August18, 2005


MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Â“ Terry Smith who was namedthe associate head menâ€Â™s basketball coach at Northern Michigan University last week has withdrawn from the position.  He cited a custody issue situation withhis children for backing out.  â€ÂœI appreciate the effort by Dean Ellis for me tocome to NMU,â€Â Smith said.  â€ÂœIt was a great opportunity which I regretfully haveto pass up.â€Â


Ellis will now go back through the original pool ofapplicants to select another candidate for the position.





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