St. Joe's hires former La Salle star as assistant

Updated: May 9, 2006, 11:04 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Former La Salle standout Doug Overton joined the staff of Saint Joseph's coach Phil Martelli on Tuesday.

Overton replaces Monte Ross, who left after 10 years with the Hawks to become head coach at the University of Delaware. Overton spent the past season as the director of player development for the Philadelphia 76ers.

"I don't think there's a better place in the country to start, under a great coach like Phil Martelli and with a great program like Saint Joseph's. It makes it even sweeter that this opportunity comes in my hometown," Overton said.

Overton led the Explorers to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, averaging a team-high 22.3 points per game during his senior season in 1991. He is the Explorers' career leader in assists (671) and steals (277) and had an 11-year career in the NBA.

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