Reports: Clemson adding to men's basketball staff


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Simmons most recently coached his alma mater Evansville from 2007-18. (USA TODAY Sports-Rob Kinnan)
Simmons most recently coached his alma mater Evansville from 2007-18. (USA TODAY Sports-Rob Kinnan)

Clemson is set to add to its men's basketball coaching staff with former Evansville head coach Marty Simmons, per multiple reports.

Two of Simmons' children actually broke the news via social media while on a visit Saturday The Evansville Courier & Press reached out to Clemson coach Brad Brownell and Brownell wasn't able to comment more than "the process is not fully complete" with the potential hire.

As it stands, Simmons would not be on staff as an assistant coach as all three positions are filled by Steve Smith, Dick Bender and Antonio Reynolds Dean. Clemson also recently added a new director of basketball operations role by hiring former Georgia director of basketball operations Matt Bucklin.

Brownell is an Evansville native and started his college coaching career as a fellow assistant with Simmons at Evansville. Simmons was a standout player in the state of Illinois (Mr. Basketball 1983) and played at both Indiana and Evansville. This was his third stint at Evansville - his first as a head coach there - on staff since 2007 before he was not retained this past spring.

Evansville earned five postseason bids and finished as high as a tie for second in the Missouri Valley in his time as a head coach there.

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