Former Missouri guard Kim English has joined the former Tigers coach Frank Haith’s men’s basketball staff at Tulsa as the director of player development.
English, who played at MU from 2008-12, steps into the role that had been filled by Tulsa’s career scoring leader, Shea Seals, who was promoted to a full-time assistant coach role.
English played one season under Haith at Missouri, averaging 14.5 points with 4.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.3 steals.
As a senior, English helped the Tigers finish 30-5 and was chosen as the most outstanding player during the team’s run to the Big 12 Tournament championship.
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English was a second-round pick by the Pistons in 2012 (No. 44 overall) and played in 41 NBA games as a rookie. He played overseas the last two seasons with stops in Italy, France and Venezuela before retiring as a player and transitioning into the coaching ranks.
He also spent time with the Orlando Magic summer league squad and went to training camp with the Chicago Bulls last summer.
“I am so excited to be welcoming Kim English to our staff,” Haith said. “Kim was a tremendous player for me at Missouri. … He was a highly-coveted young coach this spring and I cannot wait for our team, our administration and our community to get to know Kim and his future wife, Jessica.”
The Golden Hurricane went 23-11, including a 14-4 record in the American Athletic Conference, last season and reached the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.
English ranks 13th in Missouri history with 1,570 points, averaging 11.1 points during his four-year career.