Donyell Marshall, who as an assistant coach had a role in the University at Buffalo’s second straight Mid-American Conference championship and NCAA bid, is leaving after one season to become assistant coach at Rutgers.
The story was first reported by CBS Sports.
Marshall, 42, who played 15 seasons in the NBA, will join the staff of new Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell. Marshall played at the University of Connecticut when Pikiell was an assistant coach there under Jim Calhoun. Pikiell also is a former UConn player. After leading Stony Brook to its first NCAA Tournament ever, Pikiell was named last week to replace Eddie Jordan after the Scarlet Knights went 1-17 in the Big 10 and 7-25 overall. Rutgers is only 3-33 in its first two seasons in the Big 10.
The career change brings Marshall back to the Middle Atlantic area. Before coming to UB he was an assistant coach at Rider College in New Jersey. Also, his hometown is nearby Reading, Pa.
A Big East Conference Player of the Year in 1994 when he led UConn to the Big East title, he was selected fourth in the 1994 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He was traded to the Golden State Warriors in 1995 and was with them until 2000. He also played for six other NBA teams before retiring. He was an assistant coach at George Washington University and in the NBA Development League before going to Rider.
Marshall shares the NBA record of 12 three-pointers in a game with Kobe Bryant and Stephen Curry.