Report: Indiana hires Chuck Martin

According to a report by CBSSports.com, Indiana has hired former Marist coach Chuck Martin as its new assistant coach.

Indiana will hire former Marist head coach Chuck Martin as its new assistant, according to a report by Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com.

IU has not yet confirmed the report. If it is true, Martin would replace Kenny Johnson, who left to accept a job on Rick Pitino's staff at Louisville.

Martin has made a number of stops around the country, most recently with Marist from 2008-13, where he went 41-117 and was fired after five seasons.

Here's an interesting fact about Martin: He served as an assistant under now-Kentucky coach John Calipari at Memphis from 2006-08, which ultimately earned him the head-coaching gig at Marist.

Martin has also been an assistant coach at Manhattan, Drexel, UMASS and St. John's. He spent last season as a scout for the Oklahoma City Thunder, who were eliminated from the NBA Playoffs on Saturday night. That could explain the timing of the news.

Martin is an East Coast native -- he grew up in the Bronx -- which would make him an ideal replacement for Johnson, who spent much of his time recruiting kids in the East.

We will have more on this story as it develops.


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