Baylor makes basketball personnel changes after Tang at K-State
WACO, Texas (AP) — Former Baylor basketball player Tweety Carter has been named the team’s director of player development, a position that opened up when Bears head coach Scott Drew made further adjustments to its staff after Jerome Tang departed to become Kansas State Leader. coach.
Jared Nuness has been promoted to assistant field coach, the school announced Tuesday. Nuness has been with Baylor for 12 years, the last five as director of player development.
Carter played professionally for 12 years, most recently in the Polish Basketball League. He has also played in the G-League and overseas in Israel, Latvia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Lithuania, Greece and Portugal.
“It’s always great to be able to get one of our own on board, and Tweety was instrumental in laying the groundwork for this program,” Drew said.
Carter was the first McDonalds All-American in program history and started 89 of his 131 games at Baylor from 2006-2010. He averaged 15 points and 5.9 assists per game leading the Big 12 as a senior, when the Bears reached the NCAA Elite Eight in 2010.
Drew also promoted assistants Alvin Brooks III and John Jakus to associate head coach.
Tang had served as the Bears’ assistant for 19 seasons, all of Drew’s time, before K-State hired him last week. It came after East Region No. 1 seed Baylor, last season’s national champion, lost in overtime to North Carolina in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
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