The Dakota Wizards have hired Rory White as their head coach to replace the departed Duane Ticknor. White has been an assistant coach with the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers for the past six seasons, and before that he had head coaching stints with the Idaho Stampede and the IBA's Fargo-Moorhead Beez. White also played five seasons in the NBA with Phoenix, Milwaukee and the Clippers, as well as in Europe and the minor leagues, and he was the Sun Belt Conference's Player of the Year in 1979.
This looks like a solid hire for the Wizards. White has a variety of coaching experience as well as time spent as a player, and he knows his way around minor-league basketball. White also lives in Fargo with his family during the offseason, so they kept it local. Congratulations to both Coach White and the Wizards.