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Former head men’s basketball coach returns as assistant

Former UH head men's basketball coach Alvin Brooks will be roaming the sidelines of Hofheinz Pavilion again in 2010-2011 after head coach James Dickey announced his hiring Monday. | Daily Cougar file photo

Head men’s basketball coach James Dickey rounded out his coaching staff Monday, hiring former UH head coach Alvin Brooks as an assistant.

The move comes on the heels of the introduction of Daniyal Robinson and Ulric Maligi, a pair of assistants who were serving in the same capacity they will with UH.

Brooks, who manned the sidelines at Hofheinz Pavilion from 1993 to 1998, spent last season out of coaching and was director of basketball operations at Kentucky for two seasons prior to that.

“Alvin loves this city and the University of Houston, and we are thrilled he is coming back to our basketball program. This is home to Alvin,” Dickey said in a press release. “He is one of the most respected people in the coaching profession and will be a great mentor for both our coaches and players. Alvin will be invaluable in recruiting the city of Houston and will be a tremendous resource on the sidelines.”

Brooks, 50, compiled a 54-84 record in his first go-round with the Cougars, and the high point of his tenure was a 17-10 record and second-place finish in the Southwest Conference during the 1995-96 season.

After leaving UH, Brooks served as an assistant at Texas Tech from 1999-2001, where he worked on Dickey’s staff. He was also an assisitant at North Texas (2001-03), UTEP (2003-04) and Texas A&M (2004-07).

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