Eastern Mich. coach turns down Magic

Eastern Michigan has retained basketball coach Rob Murphy.

Murphy says he’s had an opportunity to work for the Orlando

Magic.

He was named the Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year last

season after helping the Eagles win their first division title in

his first year at the school. He was hired by Eastern Michigan

after working an assistant at Syracuse for seven years and leading

at Detroit Crockett High School for three seasons.