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UConn Makes It Official: Hires Kimani Young For New Staff

UConn Makes It Official: Hires Kimani Young For New Staff

UConn added Kimani Young to its men’s basketball coaching staff on Wednesday as he moves from Minnesota to join new coach Dan Hurley.

“I’ve known Kimani for years,” Hurley said in UConn’s statement. “We both spent a good part of our careers in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area in the grassroots of high school and AAU basketball. We developed a friendship that continued to build when we both in a similar timeline moved into the college game. I’ve admired the work he’s been able to do at St. John’s, Florida International, and Minnesota.”

Young, 44, has been coaching with Richard Pitino at FIU and Minnesota. But he is a native of Queens and most of his career has been...

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