UB Bulls assistant coach Donyell Marshall linked to Rutgers position
Buffalo men’s basketball assistant coach Donyell Marshall will be hired as an assistant coach at Rutgers, according to a report from CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein.
Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell will hire Buffalo's Donyell Marshall as an assistant, sources told @CBSSports. Both have UConn ties.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 23, 2016
A UB Athletics spokesperson said Wednesday afternoon that Marshall is still on staff with the Bulls.
Marshall has ties with Rutgers new head coach Steve Pikiell, as they both played at UConn. Pikiell was also an assistant coach for UConn during Marshall’s college career.
Marshall, a former NBA player, just finished his first year in Buffalo after being brought in by head coach Nate Oats. Oats hired Marshall, along with associate head coaches Jim Whitesell and assistant coach Bryan Hodgson, to round out the staff.
If Marshall leaves, it would be the second consecutive year the Bulls will be forced to mix up the coaching staff. Former Buffalo head coach Bobby Hurley left for Arizona State last year and took former assistant coaches Levi Watkins and Ben Wood with him.
Buffalo won its second-consecutive Mid-American Conference Championship this season after defeating Akron 64-61 in the MAC Championship game. The Bulls ended their season with a loss to No. 3 seed Miami in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Prior to joining the Bulls, Marshall spent the last two seasons as an assistant head coach at Rider University. Marshall also spent time as an assistant at George Washington University and the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Developmental League.
Marshall played in the NBA for 15 seasons and played with eight different franchises. Along with Kobe Bryant and Stephen Curry, Marshall holds the NBA record for most three-pointers in a game with 12.
Jordan Grossman contributed reporting.