Big turn of events as 1st year U. of Florida Assistant Men's Basketball Coach, Norm Roberts, has left the program and returned to Kansas in the same capacity.
This is a lateral and not a vertical move by Coach Roberts. U. of Florida had a pretty good season, which has many asking why the sudden change? Are lateral moves like this career killers?
After one season as an assistant coach with the Florida Gators' Billy Donovan, Norm Roberts has left the staff for a position at Kansas.
Roberts will replace former Kansas assistant Danny Manning, who left the staff after the Jayhawks' loss to Kentucky in the national title game to become head coach at Tulsa.
Roberts, 45, is very familiar with Kansas head coach Bill Self. He previously worked as Self's assistant at Oral Roberts, Tulsa, Illinois and Kansas in 2003-04, where he was associate head coach. He left the program to take over as head coach at St. John's. Roberts was fired at the end of the 2009-10 season after going 81-101 in six seasons at St. John's. Donovan hired him last April.
"Norm Roberts did a great job on our staff the past year here at Florida," Donovan said. "I have a lot of respect for the Kansas program and Bill Self, and I know this is a great opportunity for Norm and his family to all be together."
Roberts' son, Niko, just completed his sophomore season as a preferred walk-on with the Jayhawks.
Have you ever attended one of Coach Donovan's Coaches Clinics?
Brian Rayn Ward said:
I would love to be and understudy of Billy donovan problem is that I live in northcarolina and 17 I graduate next year early or their set date to graduate if by all means you guys can find out a way to bring me to florida for the assistant head coaching job under Billy Donovan I would take the job next year
no i havent because im 17 and im still in highschool