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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.

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.



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