Former player Blount returns to Cincinnati

Updated: December 6, 2005, 3:46 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Corie Blount, the center on Cincinnati's Final Four team in 1992, was hired as an assistant coach Tuesday to help the Bearcats' depleted staff.

Interim coach Andy Kennedy has been working with only one full-time assistant -- two fewer than usual -- since Keith LeGree resigned on Nov. 28 following his second arrest for drunken driving.

He was acquitted on the first offense. The second case is pending.

Kennedy got the job for this season after Bob Huggins was ousted in August, leaving him already short-staffed. The university plans to hire a coach after this season.

The 36-year-old Blount played 11 years in the NBA after Chicago made him a first-round pick. He played for the Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland, Phoenix, Golden State, Philadelphia and Toronto.


Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press

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