Calbert Cheaney to join Indiana Hoosiers coaching staff
The AP reports:
Calbert Cheaney is returning to Indiana to relearn the college game.
The Big Ten’s career scoring leader was hired Saturday by coach Tom Crean as the Hoosiers’ new director of basketball operations. Crean made the announcement during his father/son basketball camp, ending several days of speculation that one of the best players in school history would be back on campus.
“Calbert knows the standard that it takes to be successful academically as a high-level student athlete, and he knows what is expected to play at the NBA level,” Crean said in a statement. “He is excited to learn the business of college basketball.”
Cheaney finished his college career with 2,613 points—still the Big Ten record—and was named the league and national player of the year in 1993. In four seasons, Cheaney led the Hoosiers to a 105-27 record and the 1992 Final Four and made the All-America team three times. The Evansville, Ind., native averaged 22.4 points and 6.2 rebounds as a senior.
He was taken with the No. 6 overall pick in the ’93 NBA draft and played the next 13 seasons with five different teams