USF employs Abdur-Rahim after Kennesaw St
South Florida has actually employed Kennesaw State’s Amir Abdur-Rahim as its next guys’s basketball coach, athletic director Michael Kelly announced Wednesday.Abdur-Rahim will change Brian Gregory, who was fired this month after 6 seasons. The Bulls have not made the NCAA competition given that 2012 and have yet to complete.500 in league play given that relocating to the American in 2013.” Everything that we were searching for in a leader for our men’s basketball program, we discovered in Amir,”Kelly stated. “He is a guy of high character who is a proven recruiter, program-builder, and winner that develops exceptional student-athlete experiences. In our conversations, it became clear that he has a vision for USF Basketball and his enthusiasm and perseverance will rally Bulls Country around our guys’s basketball program.”Editor’s Picks Amir-Rahim led the Owls to one of the most significant turnarounds in college basketball given that taking control of in 2019. They won
simply one game in his first season and have actually progressively enhanced each season en route to winning both the Atlantic Sun Conference regular-season and competition titles this season.Not only was it the Owls’very first NCAA tournament appearance given that transferring to Division I in 2005, it was the program’s very first season above.500 in Division I.Kennesaw State completed 26-9 general and 15-3 in conference play, beating seasonal contender Liberty in the ASun title game.The Owls then led 3-seed Xavier by 13 points in the second half of their first-round NCAA competition game before the Musketeers returned for a five-point win.Abdur-Rahim, the bro of previous NBA veteran and present G League president Shareef Abdur-Rahim, was a long time college assistant before taking control of at Kennesaw State in 2019. The Atlanta native hung around on personnels at Murray State, Charleston, Texas A&M and Georgia.