April 14, 2016

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Karl Hobbs is joining Steve Pikiell's staff at Rutgers as associate head basketball coach.

The university announced the appointment Thursday, two weeks after Hobbs announced that he was leaving Connecticut.

Hobbs directed George Washington to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances as head coach and captured two national titles as an assistant at Connecticut. He has 29 seasons of Division I coaching experience and 18 post-season appearances on his resume.

Five of Hobbs' assistants at George Washington advanced to head coaching positions, including Pikiell, who served as an assistant coach at George Washington from 2001-05.

Hobbs has coached and recruited numerous NBA players during his career, including Ray Allen, Richard Hamilton, Caron Butler, Emeka Okafor and Pops Mensah-Bonsu.

A former UConn team captain, Hobbs also spent eight years as a Connecticut assistant from 1993-2001 under Jim Calhoun. He had served as an assistant coach at Boston University for six years (1988-93).

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