Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles announced the hiring of former Georgetown assistant coach Kenya Hunter as a new assistant coach for the Husker basketball program. Hunter was the longest-tenured assistant on John Thompson III’s Georgetown staff, a program that won a pair of Big East titles (2008 and 2013), five 20-win seasons and five NCAA Tournament bids over the last six years.
In his tenure at Georgetown, he played a significant role in the development of four NBA players, including all-star Roy Hibbert and Greg Monroe, who was the No. 7 pick of the Detroit Pistons in the 2010 NBA Draft. In addition, Hunter will likely produce a third NBA first-round pick this month, as Otto Porter, who was the Big East Player of the Year in 2012-13, is expected to be a top-five pick.
“I’m really excited to add Kenya Hunter to our staff. He brings a wealth of experience in many areas which will help the Huskers reach our goals,” Miles said. “Through my discussions with Kenya, I was very impressed with his knowledge of the game and his feel for the game, and I believe his extensive network of contacts will help us expand our recruiting boundaries.”