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Cory Alexander
Jeff Jones energized by opportunity at Old Dominion

NORFOLK — Each year at the Final Four, Jeff Jones hosts a large dinner. The guest list tops 30 and includes coaches and administrators with whom he has worked. They reunite, lie about their handicaps and chow on Jones' dime. Thursday night's gathering in Atlanta, at Morton's, almost certainly was like none prior. Late Thursday morning, Old Dominion introduced Jones as its new coach, and even at 52, after 21 seasons wearing the big whistle and myriad experiences, the opportunity clearly energizes him. True to his nature, Jones didn't try to "win the press conference" with scripted one-liners or evangelical preaching. Rather, he vowed to recruit,...

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