NCAA Men's Basketball

UCLA hires Michael Lewis as assistant basketball coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) UCLA coach Mick Cronin has hired Michael Lewis as an assistant on his new staff.

Lewis spent the last three seasons in the same role at Nebraska, where he worked as the program's offensive coordinator and helped develop the team's guards.

He also had assistant jobs at Butler, Eastern Illinois and Stephen F. Austin.

Lewis played four years at Indiana under coach Bob Knight and was the program's career assists leader when he graduated in 2000.

He joins associate head coach Darren Savino and assistant Rod Palmer on Cronin's staff.

Cronin also hired Greg Youncofski as the program's director of recruiting/player personnel to oversee analytics and advanced scouting as well as recruiting databases and schedules.

Youncofski spent the last six seasons with Cronin at Cincinnati.

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Updated May 23, 2019