Blazers' AD says Haase has winning 'in his DNA'

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- UAB has introduced Jerod Haase (hass) has as its new men's basketball coach.

Athletic director Brian Mackin says he hired a basketball coach with winning "in his DNA." Mackin introduced former Kansas and North Carolina assistant Tuesday to replace fired coach Mike Davis.

Haase agreed to a five-year deal with a $475,000 salary.

The former Kansas player has spent the past 13 seasons working on Roy Williams' staffs with the Jayhawks and Tar Heels, two of college basketball's traditional powers.

Haase says leaving Williams and North Carolina was difficult but that UAB represents "a dream situation" and a program he thinks can win quickly.

He says he wants his legacy to be "for building a program that started great and became even greater from running it the right way."