Earlier today Jon Rothstein reported that Indiana head coach Archie Miller was hiring Kenya Hunter as an assistant coach. Hunter, who was a part of UConn’s coaching staff, is set to replace Bruiser Flint.
Sources: Indiana's Archie Miller will hire UConn's Kenya Hunter as an assistant coach.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) August 23, 2020
Replaces Bruiser Flint.
Hunter spent the past few seasons as an assistant coach with Connecticut after joining Dan Hurley’s staff in spring 2018. Prior to that he spent time on the coaching staff with Nebraska, Georgetown, Xavier and Duquesne, while also spending time at North Carolina State. Hunter played college basketball in the 90s at Duquesne.
The addition of Hunter comes as a plus as he has plenty of experience in the Big Ten after coaching at Nebraska under Tim Miles from 2013 to 2018. The past couple seasons at Uconn saw Hunter spend most of his time focused on developing the Huskies big men, helping sophomore center Josh Carlton earn the AAC Most Improved Player Award in 2018-19.
Hunter previously spent time with Miller, as he was the Director of Basketball Operations during the back end of Archie Miller’s playing days with the Wolfpack. Hunter will replace Bruiser Flint, who left Indiana to join the staff at Kentucky.
“Kenya’s reputation in the business is pretty sterling,” said Uconn head coach Dan Hurley. “He was described to me before I met with him as a guy who is going to be a head coach sooner rather than later. And when I had a chance to meet with him, you could see all the requisite skills... the people skills, recruiting skills, on the court abilities, multi-positional. A strong all around coach”