Head coach Fran Dunphy has named former Temple basketball star Aaron McKie to an assistant coaching position, according to the athletic department’s website.
“Aaron McKie is not only Temple Basketball, but he is Philadelphia basketball,” said Dunphy. “He is a tremendous representative of Temple University and possesses an astute basketball mind which will serve to help the program in so many ways.”
“I am truly excited for the opportunity to come back and coach at my alma mater,” said McKie.
The former point guard is tied for sixth on the all time career points list at Temple with 1,650. He is most notably remembered for winning the Sixth Man of the Year award in the 2000-2001 NBA season which the Sixers made it to the finals losing 4-1 to the Shaquille O’Neal led Lakers.
After finishing 9-22 (4-14) in their first year in the American Athletic Conference, McKie will look to aid a squad who returns high volume guards Will Cummings and Quenton DeCosey.
With a familiar face manning the sidelines, fans should be optimistic heading into the upcoming season.