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Court upholds $1.2 million judgment against ex-Kent State coach

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KENT, Ohio (AP) — An appeals court in Ohio has upheld a $1.2 million judgment against former Kent State men’s basketball coach Geno Ford over his leaving in 2011 to become coach at Bradley.

The ruling issued earlier this week sided with Kent State after it sued its former coach over breach of contract. The school’s lawsuit claimed Ford didn’t have permission to end his Kent State contract that was scheduled to expire in 2015.

Ford’s teams won two consecutive Mid-American Conference regular-season titles during his three years at Kent State.

He’s had losing records in two of his first three seasons at Bradley.

Ford’s attorney declined to comment.

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