Ex-CMU coach Zeigler hired as Detroit assistant

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Mercy men's basketball team has hired former Central Michigan coach Ernie Zeigler as an assistant coach.

The hiring of the Detroit native was announced Wednesday by Detroit head coach Ray McCallum.

Zeigler said in a statement that the job has brought him "back home" and he's "blessed and privileged" to work with McCallum.

Zeigler was fired from Central Michigan in March 2012 with two years left on his contract after going 75-111 over six seasons.

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