Cheaney back at IU as assistant coach

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Calbert Cheaney says he looks forward to helping revive Indiana's winning tradition.

The former Big Ten player of the year and the conference's all-time scoring leader has been hired as the Hoosiers' new director of basketball operations. Indiana coach Tom Crean said Monday that his newest staff member will be involved with recruiting, though he will not be an on-court coach during practices.

Cheaney was the 1993 national player of the year at Indiana, then was the No. 6 overall pick in the 1993 NBA draft. He averaged 9.5 points and 3.2 rebounds in 13 seasons while playing for five teams. He spent the last two years working for the NBA's Golden State Warriors.