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6-Banner Sunday: Indiana completes coaching staff with addition of Yasir Rosemond
April 18, 2021
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Indiana’s teaching employees is now formally full after Mike Woodson employed Yasir Rosemond because the third assistant coach.
Together with this information, IU introduced the remainder of the assist employees. Mike Roberts, who was an assistant coach beneath Archie Miller, will stay within the Indiana program because the Assistant AD for Basketball Administration. Additionally, Clif Marshall, who was the Director of Athletic Efficiency for IU basketball beneath Miller, will stay in that very same place for Woodson.
Benny Sander and Brian Walsh, who’ve labored within the IU program the final 4 years, will even be retained on employees. Walsh is the brand new Group and Recruitment coordinator and Sander obtained a promotion to Director of Basketball Operations. Thad Matta, who was launched to this system with Woodson, nonetheless holds the title of Affiliate AD for Basketball Administration.
“These males all will play beneficial roles within the success of this system and the extra I’ve gotten to know them it turns into extra evident that they’ve nice ardour for our younger males and I can’t wait to proceed to work with them every day,” Woodson mentioned in an announcement.
In recruiting information, it was introduced that gamers can start visiting campuses on June 1, ending the greater than one-year useless interval. The NCAA additionally introduced that they may permit all Division I student-athletes to switch as soon as and compete instantly.
IU mourns the lack of the nice Bobby “Slick” Leonard who was instrumental in serving to the Hoosiers win the 1953 Nationwide Championship. He was additionally a legendary coach and radio broadcaster for the Indiana Pacers.
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• Yasir Rosemond added as third assistant • The story of Mike Woodson’s unlikely season • Dane Fife’s passionate plan to reinvigorate Indiana’s basketball tradition • Kenya Hunter stabilizes Indiana amid uncertainty • Joey Brunk transferring on from IU • Hoosier Roundup
Yasir Rosemond added as third assistant
Yasir Rosemond stuffed Indiana’s ultimate assistant coach opening, becoming a member of Kenya Hunter and Dane Fife on Mike Woodson’s employees, this system introduced Wednesday.
Rosemond has 14 years of collegiate teaching expertise, serving on the employees at Samford, Georgia, Oregon and Alabama. His most up-to-date job was at Alabama the place he spent two years working with Avery Johnson. He coached future NBA first-round picks Collin Sexton and Kira Lewis Jr. throughout his stint with the Crimson Tide.
“He brings a substantial amount of expertise at faculties like Alabama, Georgia and Oregon and has been a giant contributor to their success and labored with and recruited quite a lot of younger males who have been in a position to develop and take their recreation to the subsequent degree,” Woodson mentioned in an announcement.
Rosemond, a local of Atlanta, helped coach Oregon to an Elite 8 look in 2007. Throughout his time with the Geese, he coached three future NBA draft picks, together with All-American Aaron Brooks.
In his enjoying profession, Rosemond performed for Okaloosa-Walton Junior Faculty in Florida earlier than transferring to Butler (Kan.) Group Faculty. From there, he performed two seasons at Oregon, showing in 58 video games. He earned the John Warren Award in 1999, an honor given to probably the most inspirational participant on the Oregon basketball group.
The story of Mike Woodson’s unlikely season
In his senior yr at IU, Mike Woodson underwent again surgical procedure in late December. Docs mentioned it might be a three-month restoration course of and Woodson’s season and profession at IU was doubtless over.
“If he didn’t get higher, he wouldn’t be enjoying basketball once more,” Dr. Henry Feuer, Woodson’s neurosurgeon, mentioned.
Woodson, although, had a way of urgency. “He was chomping on the bit,” Feuer mentioned. Woodson had already performed too many video games for a redshirt. This was his final likelihood.
The ache in Woodson’s again was gone virtually instantly after the operation and he didn’t have any postoperative setbacks. Feuer instructed IU’s coach as to what workouts Woodson may do to rehab. Woodson may bench press, experience a bicycle, do leg extensions and run on a treadmill.
Then, on February 14, 1980, lower than two months after his surgical procedure, Woodson made his inconceivable return to the courtroom. He scored 18 factors on 7-of-18 taking pictures from the sphere and 4-of-4 from the free-throw line, whereas grabbing 5 rebounds. Woodson went on to win Massive Ten Participant of the Yr.
“There’s no model to it, he’s simply very aggressive,” Randy Wittman, Woodson’s teammate at IU, informed Contained in the Corridor not too long ago. “If he places his thoughts to do one thing, he’s going to attempt to do the most effective he can.”
Dane Fife’s passionate plan to reinvigorate Indiana’s basketball tradition
New assistant coach Dane Fife spoke to the media Tuesday for the primary time as a member of the Indiana employees. Fife, who performed for the Hoosiers from 1998-2002, mentioned the tradition round IU basketball is totally different now.
“What I noticed was simply individuals selecting and selecting and selecting at our program and everyone jumped on board and it simply created a large, a snowball of an avalanche that couldn’t be stopped,” Fife mentioned about final season. “…It’s okay to get upset, however what’s occurring now could be fairly superficial.”
Fife served as an assistant coach at Michigan State for the final decade, watching his alma mater from throughout state traces.
“I believe that it is a tradition difficulty,” Fife mentioned. “Not solely with this system itself, however with the followers, the media, the entire state.”
However now, after returning to IU, Fife desires to assist rebuild the tradition. He desires to embrace the Indiana neighborhood, having gamers signal autographs after video games as a substitute of posting photos on social media. He desires to go on excursions across the state, naming New Citadel, Kokomo and Fort Wayne amongst different cities, permitting followers to satisfy gamers.
“You acknowledged that Trayce Jackson-Davis was one of many nicest youngsters you’ll ever meet,” Fife mentioned. “Race Thompson, unimaginable child. (Rob) Phinisee, unimaginable child. (Anthony) Leal, (Trey) Galloway, these are all youngsters that grew up similar to you guys.”
Kenya Hunter has stabilized Indiana amid uncertainty
The driving pressure in assistant coach Kenya Hunter’s choice to hitch the IU teaching employees final fall was the possibility to work with Archie Miller. Their relationship goes all the best way again to when Miller was a 15-year-old recruit. So final September, though Hunter was an assistant coach at UConn and thru the uncertainty of the pandemic, he determined to pack his luggage for Bloomington.
However six months later, following a disappointing season, Miller was fired from Indiana and Hunter was unsure about whether or not the brand new coach would need him to remain. Nonetheless, Hunter stayed throughout the transition interval, sustaining communication with gamers and providing some stability.
Then, after Woodson was employed, the 2 rapidly linked even supposing they didn’t have a preexisting relationship. They met on a number of events, watched movie from final season and mentioned teaching philosophies.
“I believe whenever you speak to him you’re speaking to somebody who’s actual,” Hunter mentioned to media Thursday. “And I believe the data that he has of the sport and a number of the issues he desires to implement from the NBA model to varsity, it excites me.”
Shortly after, Woodson supplied a job as an assistant coach, which Hunter accepted. Hunter’s willingness to put money into Woodson’s imaginative and prescient speaks to the brand new head coach’s capability to get others to purchase right into a tradition.
“His blood, sweat and tears have been shed right here and I simply suppose he’s going to place loads of time and effort into making this a program that everybody will be enthusiastic about,” Hunter mentioned. “I might like to be part of that.”
Joey Brunk transferring on from IU
Senior middle Joey Brunk introduced that he’s leaving IU and can use his ultimate yr of eligibility to play at Ohio State.
“I’m extremely grateful for Indiana College,” Brunk mentioned in a put up on social media. “I’ve been in a position to get my Grasp’s Diploma and am grateful to have been in a position to proceed my schooling… Thanks Indiana.”
Brunk, who transferred from Butler to IU earlier than his junior yr, performed in only one season for the Hoosiers. He was sidelined for everything of final season after present process again surgical procedure. Coming into final season, Brunk was named one among Indiana’s 4 captains and nonetheless supplied management though he couldn’t play.
As a junior, his lone season on the hardwood for IU, Brunk averaged 6.8 factors and 5.2 rebounds in 19.6 minutes per recreation. He began 31 of Indiana’s 32 video games and shot 52.2 % from the sphere.
The loss is a slight hit to Indiana’s backcourt depth, however the Hoosiers are including incoming freshman middle Logan Duncomb to the rotation of Trayce Jackson-Davis, Race Thompson, Jordan Geronimo and Jerome Hunter. Mike Woodson mentioned he’s nonetheless wanting so as to add one other ahead from the switch portal.