Georgia basketball coach Tom Crean reportedly is close to hiring Texas A&M’s Amir Abdur-Rahim as an assistant.
On Thursday, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported that Crean is eyeing Abdur-Rahim for the final assistant spot on the Bulldogs’ staff. Abdur-Rahim has Georgia ties. Earlier in his coaching career, Abdur-Rahim spent the 2011-12 season at Georgia Tech working as director of player development under then-coach Brian Gregory. Abdur-Rahim is a native of Atlanta.
Georgia coach Tom Crean close to hiring Texas A&M’s Amir Abdur-Rahim as final assistant spot, source told ESPN. Has strong Georgia ties.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 17, 2018
Abdur-Rahim joined Texas A&M’s staff in April 2014. Before his arrival in College Station, he was an assistant at College of Charleston starting in 2012. He also served as an assistant at Murray State from 2008-11, before beginning his brief stint at Georgia Tech.
As a player, Abdur-Rahim scored 1,282 points at Southeastern Louisiana from 2001-04 and finished as the program’s seventh all-time scorer.