Utah's men's basketball team is adding a familiar name to its staff as former player Chris Burgess is joining the staff as an undergraduate assistant coach.
Burgess transferred from Duke to Utah in 1999 and started 21 of 27 games in which he played in the 2000-01 season.
Unfortunately his career was hampered by injuries, including one to his right plantar fascia that ended his senior year prematurely. He was averaging 12.2 points and 7.2 rebounds at the time of his injury.
Following his college career, Burgess played for the Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards from 2002-06 as well as playing overseas.
"He will be a valuable asset to our program due to his (10-year) experience as a professional player," Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak said. "Chris brings a passion for the game along with a youthful exuberance that will benefit our program."
- Lya Wodraska
|1.||Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn proud to be gay and Mormon|
|2.||Free entry this weekend in national parks|
|3.||Autopsies of 7 dead Utah babies done, reports still weeks away|
|4.||Partying daughter has mom concerned|
|5.||Salt Lake Comic Con FanX: In ‘cosplay,’ everybody can be anybody|
|6.||Title of new Hillary Clinton book: ‘Hard Choices’|
|7.||Utah same-sex marriage opponents hope case not undone by technicality|
|8.||Movie review: Depp can’t bring humanity to high-tech ‘Transcendence’|
|9.||Utah Jazz GM says Corbin decision coming ‘in short order’|
|10.||Utah Jazz: Corbin knew rebuild decision would impact future|