Monday, April 29, 2013

Former UConn Assistant Patrick Sellers Lands at Creighton

Former UConn assistant Patrick Sellers has been named an assistant coach at Creighton University.

Sellers, an assistant on UConn's 2009 Final Four team, had been at Hofstra the past few years as Mo Cassara's assistant. When Cassara was fired last month, Sellers was named interim head coach and interviewed for the permanent head coaching position. That job went to former Niagara head man Joe Mihalich, however, and Mihalich brought in his own staff, meaning Sellers had to look elsewhere.

He had a few other opportunities but opted for Creighton, thanks to his friendship with Blue Jay assistant Steve Lutz, as well as a recent visit out to Omaha.

"It's hard not to love Creighton," Sellers said. "They get 18,000 every night, rabid fans, they love their basketball. I had never been to Omaha and I was like, 'Nebraska?' But when I got there I was like, "Wow, this place is big-time.' Great facilities, the fan support is unbelievable. They'd be the 10th-best attended team if they were in the NBA."

Going to Creighton also means Sellers returns to the Big East. The Blue Jays, of course, will be joining the "new" Big East next season.

"It's good to be back," Sellers said.

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