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Hurley hires Anthony Coleman for ASU assistant vacancy

The men's basketball program at Arizona State is once again fully staffed following the hire of Anthony Coleman to an assistant coaching role.

Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley has hired an adidas representative to fill the program's assistant vacancy according to a program source. 

Anthony Coleman, who has worked for adidas since August of 2013, interviewed with Hurley and school officials earlier  in April. The job opened after former assistant coach Brian Merritt was fired by Hurley after just one season at the school. 

ESPN's Jeff Goodman was first to report Coleman had been hired for the position by Hurley. 

An assistant manager of sports marketing, Coleman joined adidas after spending the 2012-13 season as USC's Director of Basketball Operations.

Prior to his one year stint with the Trojans, Coleman played professionally in Europe for about seven years following a college career at Xavier and Long Beach State.

ASU recently became the only school in the Pac-12 with a sponsorship deal in place with adidas after UCLA announced it had signed with Under Armour in what is believed to be the most lucrative apparel contract ever awarded a college program. 

The Sun Devils did not have a third assistant coach on the road during evaluation events in April. Instead, Ben Wood, ASU's Special Assistant to Hurley, was in the gym for the program along with Hurley and assistant coaches Levi Watkins and Rashon Burno. 


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