Eric Madsen has been named the next head baseball coach at Utah Valley and will become the fourth head coach in the program’s 36-year history. He will take over the Wolverines baseball program following head coach Steve Gardner’s retirement, which becomes effective at the end of the 2008 season.
Madsen, who has been an assistant coach for the Wolverines since the 2004 season, will have his new title go into effect on July 1, 2008, the same day that the school officially becomes Utah Valley University.
Utah Jazz general manager Kevin O’Connor announced Saturday that the team has acquired forward Kyle Korver from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for guard Gordan Giricek and a protected first-round pick.
Currently in his fifth NBA season, Korver (6-7, 210, Creighton) has appeared in 337 regular season games, all with Philadelphia, and owns career averages of 10.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists while hitting .409 from three-point range. He appeared in 25 games this season for the 76ers, averaging 10.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 26.3 minutes.