Kansas hires Norm Roberts as assistant

Associated Press  |  Last updated April 09, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY - MARCH 20: Head coach Bill Self of the Kansas Jayhawks reacts against the Northern Iowa Panthers during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Ford Center on March 20, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Kansas has hired University of Florida assistant Norm Roberts, bringing back a familiar face to join Bill Self's staff. The Jayhawks announced the move Monday, saying Roberts will replace Danny Manning, who is now the head coach at Tulsa. Roberts spent six years as the head coach at St. John's, where he went 81-101before he fired in March 2010. Roberts, a 1987 graduate of Queens College in New York City, spent a season working for the Big East Network before joining Billy Donovan's staff at Florida. Roberts has been an assistant under Self at four different schools. He was associate head coach at Kansas (2003-04) and an assistant at Illinois (2000-03), Tulsa (1997-2000) and Oral Roberts (1995-97). His return means he will be coaching his son, Niko, a sophomore guard for the Jayhawks.
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