UTEP's Greg Foster Reportedly Hired by Philadelphia 76ers

Ethan Miller

Its been quite the offseason for the UTEP men's basketball team, and the headlines aren't done just yet. Assistant coach Greg Foster is the latest to depart the Miners, apparently for a job in the NBA.

According to sources close to the program, UTEP assistant coach Greg Foster has reportedly been offered a job by the Philadelphia 76ers, and he has accepted the position. His official title isn't known at this point, but it is apparently a done deal.

Foster played two seasons as a Miner from 1988-1990, and was part of a team that won back to back WAC tournament titles. He was even named the 1990 WAC tournament MVP.

Following his days at UTEP, Foster enjoyed a 13 year career in the NBA, playing for nine different teams, reaching the NBA Finals three times, and eventually winning a ring with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2001.

Foster came to UTEP with Tim Floyd in the 2010-2011 season, when he served as a graduate assistant. He was then promoted to assistant coach the following year, and has held that position since.

As an assistant for the Miners, he was a very good recruiter on the west coast, especially in Northern California, where he helped to land current Miner McKenzie Moore. He will now make his return to the NBA after just three years coaching at the collegiate level.

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