NYU basketball coach Joe Nesci retires after 30 seasons

NEW YORK (AP) — New York University basketball coach Joe Nesci is retiring after 30 seasons at the helm.

He guided the Violets to the NCAA Division III championship game in the 1993-94 season. He posted a 512-270 (.654) career record.

Nesci’s teams went to seven NCAA tournaments from 1992-98. The Violets had eight seasons with at least 20 wins, including 25-5 during the run to the NCAA final.

He began at NYU in 1984 as an assistant coach and took over the head job midway through the 1988-89 season.

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