Kennedy Coaching Aggies Following Medical Leave

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Texas A&M Men's Basketball Coach Billy Kennedy is coaching the Aggies in Sunday's game against Southern.

Last month, Kennedy went on a medical leave. He later revealed doctors had diagnosed him with an early stage of Parkinson's Disease.

"My intention is to return to the court as soon as it is prudent," Kennedy wrote in a statement October 29.

Since then, Assistant Coach Glynn Cyprien has been coaching the team, though he said Kennedy has been involved in some game planning.

Word that Kennedy would be on the bench for the Aggies did not come out until minutes before the 3:00 p.m. tipoff.

Texas A&M defeated Liberty in its season opener Wednesday. The team is ranked 19th and 20th in the Coaches' and Associated Press polls respectively.

Sunday's game is Kennedy's first on the bench as the Aggies' coach. He joined the team after leading Murray State the previous five seasons. He served as an assistant at A&M for the 1990-91 season.

Highlights and postgame interviews from Sunday's game later on 10 at Ten.