Assistant Armon Gates leaving Nebraska basketball for new coaching gig
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLNK) – Assistant Armon Gates is leaving Nebraska basketball to pursue another coaching gig elsewhere, according to a statement from coach Fred Hoiberg.
Hoiberg said he appreciates Gates’ work over the past four-plus seasons and wishes him and his family the best of luck in their future endeavors.
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Gates was hired in 2018 under the Tim Miles regime and stayed on after Hoiberg was hired in 2019.
In March, Hoiberg announced that he was parting ways with assistant coach Matt Abdelmassih.
In Friday’s statement, he reassures fans that the Huskers are looking for “the right person” to fill each coaching vacancy.
The Huskers ended their 2022 season with a disappointing 4-16 conference record after losing to Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament.
Despite losing standout players like Bryce and Trey McGowens, Hoiberg said he is very optimistic about the upcoming season.
On Wednesday, the team announced that it brought on Emmanuel Tommy as the new director of player development.