SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — New men’s basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak has pledged to make the University of Utah competitive again and restore the pride it experienced under Rick Majerus.

First he needs to hire a staff and persuade current players, such as leading scorer Will Clyburn, to stay.

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Clyburn was among those still wavering Monday even after hearing Krystkowiak introduced as the successor to fired coach Jim Boylen.

Others such as center David Foster, who will be a senior next season when the Utes join the new Pac-12 Conference, was already looking forward to playing for someone with such credentials.

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Krystkowiak previously coached the Milwaukee Bucks and Montana Grizzlies and spent last season as a New Jersey Nets assistant.

He received a five-year deal worth $950,000 annually.

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