Report: Mike Woodson planning to retain key assistant at Indiana
New Indiana head coach Mike Woodson is planning to retain at least one assistant coach from the previous regime.
Jeff Rabjohns of Peegs.com reported on Wednesday that Woodson is planning to keep Kenya Hunter on staff in Bloomington. Hunter is known for his success on the recruiting trail, particularly because of his ties to the East Coast and Chicago area.
— Jeff Rabjohns (@JeffRabjohns) March 31, 2021
Hunter was the program’s co-associate head coach for the Hoosiers during the 2020-21 season, his first year with the program. He has plenty of B1G experience, previously coaching at Nebraska for five seasons.
Hunter has been a coach at the Division I level of college basketball for nearly two decades.
Woodson was officially introduced as the team’s head coach on Monday during a press conference. A former player under Bob Knight at IU, this will be Woodson’s first gig as a head coach at the college level.
Before taking the job in Bloomington, Woodson was a head coach of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks, and has been on multiple staffs as an assistant.