Hampton coach Nickelberry resigns

HAMPTON, Va. -- Hampton University men's basketball coach Kevin Nickelberry has resigned after three seasons.

Athletic director Lonza Hardy Jr. has chosen assistant coach Edward Joyner as interim head coach.

Hardy says Thursday that the school didn't want to lose Nickelberry but he respects the coach's decision. Nickelberry's team ended this season 16-16. During his three seasons at Hampton, Nickelberry compiled a 50-44 record.

Joyner was hired by Nickelberry in 2006 after serving 11 years as assistant coach at Johnson C. Smith University, his alma mater.