Rosemond Elevated to Assistant Coach

EUGENE, Ore. — Yasir Rosemond has been elevated to assistant men's basketball coach, Ducks' head coach Ernie Kent announced Monday. Rosemond has been Oregon's director of operations for the past two years, including the 2006-07 season in which the Ducks went 29-8, won the Pac-10 tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight.

"Yasir's understanding and knowledge of our system is going to allow him to be an outstanding assistant coach," said Kent. "As a former player, this is a special place to Yasir and he has a tremendous amount of love and passion for the University of Oregon. It's because of that passion that he will be able to help us continue to recruit high-quality student-athletes."

Rosemond, 30, replaces long-time assistant Scott Duncan, who left for a similar position at UCLA last month.

Rosemond, who played for Kent at Oregon from 1997-99, coached for two seasons at Redlands Community College in Oklahoma prior to returning to the State of Oregon.

Redlands CC was ranked number one in the nation in 2003-04 and reached the national junior college championship game. In his two seasons at Redlands, Rosemond coached three junior college All-Americans.

The Atlanta, Ga., native played one year at Okaloosa-Walton Junior College in Florida, before transferring to Butler (Kan.) Community College where he redshirted. Rosemond then played for Kent at Oregon for two seasons, before transferring to Seattle Pacific for his senior year.

In 58 career games for the Ducks, Rosemond averaged 4.3 points per contest and connected on 60-of-162 three-point attempts (37.0 percent).

Following his collegiate career, Rosemond played professionally in Brazil for two years. He then came back to Oregon and completed his degree requirements in 2003, prior to embarking on his coaching career.

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