Former Cat Mark Pope hired to join staff at BYU

Mark Pope with Scott Padgett, and

BYU basketball coach Dave Rose has found the man who will replace Dave Rice on the Cougar coaching staff, after Rice left last month to take the head job at UNLV.  Rose has hired former center Mark Pope, the school announced Wednesday.  Pope was an assistant last season at under Jeff Bzdelik. He was previously Georgia’s director of basketball operations in 2009-10 under Mark Fox.

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