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Nebrasketball: Hoiberg Adds Two Coaches to His Brain Trust

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Two key positions have been filled by Nebraska new head coach

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New Nebraska assistant coach Matt Abdelmassih. Hey, these photos are hard to find, okay.
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When things start rolling, it doesn’t take long for momentum to pick up and all of a sudden everything is coming at you at once. In just a couple of days since it was announced that Fred Hoiberg has taken the head coaching job with Nebraska we find out that a good chunk of his coaching staff is also finalized.

Two former assistants of Nebraska basketball coach Fred Hoiberg will join him when he comes to Lincoln to take over the program. Each coached under him at Iowa State. Charlie Henry is coming in from the Windy City Bulls and Matt Abdelmassih most recently from St. Johns University. Both of which are well respected and should be key to Hoibergs success at Nebraska.

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Charlie Henry has spent the past two years coaching the Windy City Bulls of the NBA’s D-League or developmental league. He was previously assistant to Fred at both Iowa State and the Chicago Bulls.

Matt Abdelmassih was an assistant at his alma matter St. John’s for the past four seasons. There he has developed as one of the nations top recruiters and is most likely the key to the future of Nebraska’s recruiting under Hoiberg. At St. John’s he was under another up and coming coach and former NBA Great Chris Mullin as he has developed their university’s team into a force in the Big East.

Matt’s recruiting connections and success in the east coast should pay dividends for the Huskers as time goes by. College basketball recruiting is cutthroat and Nebraska will need all it can get to compete and a high level in the Big Ten.