The West Virginia University Men’s Basketball team has found their replacement for former assistant coach Larry Harrison.
According to a press release from the school, the Mountaineers have tabbed DerMarr Johnson as their next assistant coach.
Let’s roll out the carpet for new assistant coach @DerMarrJohnson!
— WVU Men's Basketball (@WVUhoops) January 16, 2023
Johnson comes from the University of Cincinnati where he was serving as the Director of Player Development. A sixteen-year pro, the Washington D.C. native played his collegiate career for the Bearcats under Bob Huggins and was drafted 6th-overall in the 2000 NBA Draft.
Here is what Huggins had to say about Johnson, according to the release;
”Obviously, DerMarr is a guy who I know very well. He has a great amount of experience from being the national player of the year in high school, to the Conference USA Freshman of the Year, to the NBA and to a 16-year professional basketball career.
“He’s extremely well-liked by former players, coaches and fans alike. He has a tremendous presence in the Washington, D.C. area, being one of the most-recognized athletes to come out of there in a long time…”
Johnson joins a Mountaineer squad that has lost their first five Big 12 games. The school states he will begin his tenure once his procedures are adequate.