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Reports: ASU men's basketball hires Rashon Burno as an assistant

Nebraska hired Burno to the same position earlier this offseason

Rashon Burno

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ASU men's basketball has hired Nebraska assistant coach Rashon Burno to the same position, according to CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein.

The Sun Devils fill the void left in new head coach Bobby Hurley's staff after Stan Johnson, who was retained after former coach Herb Sendek's firing, left to take the same job at Marquette.

The Lincoln Journal Star has confirmed the report.

Nebraska hired Burno earlier this offseason after he was not retained on Florida staff once new coach Mike White was hired. Burno spent three seasons as an assistant at Florida under head coach Billy Donovan, who left to take the head coaching job with the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder.

“Rashon is an outstanding coach, teacher and recruiter,” Donovan said when Burno was hired. “Nebraska is getting an even better person. I will always be thankful for my time with Rashon, and I know he will be a great asset to Nebraska basketball.”

Nebraska head coach Tim Miles called Burno a "connector" when Burno was first hired in May.

“Rashon will be a tremendous addition to our already strong coaching staff,” Miles said in his statement. “He is a high-level recruiter and a smart coach. As a former point guard, he will really help out working with our guard play. He is a connector with all people and a high-energy guy. He worked with an elite-level program with Coach Donovan at Florida and brings great experience at the NCAA Tournament, including a Final Four appearance two years ago. Rashon also brings a life story that our players can relate to and that they can learn from.”

Prior to his collegiate career at DePaul, Burno won high school national championships in 1996 and 1997 at St. Anthony's High School in Jersey City, N.J. under coach Bob Hurley, who is Hurley's father.

The move would complete Hurley's staff for his first season in Tempe.

Reach the reporter at fardaya@asu.edu or follow @fardaya15 on Twitter.

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