Dan Dakich, a former IU player and assistant coach, is returning to Bloomington to become Kelvin Sampson's Director of Basketball Operations.
Dakich replaces Jerry Green, who retired earlier this spring.
"I've known Dan for a lot of years," IU Coach Kelvin Sampson said in a prepared statement. "When we were looking to fill this position we were looking for someone who could help us. Dan's one of those guys that I've known over the years and have come to really respect and what it came down to was him being someone who could mesh with our staff. I think he's going to do a great job for us."
A graduate of Merrillville's Andrean H.S., Dakich played under Bob Knight from 1982-85 and joined the IU staff upon graduation. He was a graduate assistant from 1985-87 before spending 12 years as an assistant coach. During his 12 years on the IU staff, Dakich helped the Indiana program win 73.7 percent (283-101) of its games overall and more than 70 percent of their Big Ten contests.
Dakich most recently was the head coach at Bowling Green, where he compiled a 156-140 record in 10 years before deciding to step down this past spring.
"My family and I are thrilled to be back at Indiana University," Dakich said. "It has been an extremely important place in our lives. I thank Coach Sampson for giving me this tremendous opportunity and I look forward to joining his staff in our quest for National and Big 10 Championships."
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