'U' back in court with fired coach
The University of Minnesota was back in court Friday with the former Oklahoma State assistant basketball coach who successfully sued it for nearly $1.25 million.
KARE-TV reports the two sides returned to argue post-trial motions. The university asked the judge to reverse the jury's decision and reduce the damages or grant a new trial.
The attorney for Jimmy Williams opposed all three. The judge took the issue under advisement and is expected to make a decision in the next few weeks.
In May, a Hennepin County jury found that Minnesota basketball coach Tubby Smith falsely represented that he had the authority to hire Williams when Smith offered him a job.
Williams resigned from his job at Oklahoma State, but Minnesota officials then backed away due to Williams' past NCAA recruiting violations.