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Washington hires former player Will Conroy as assistant

June 4, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington coach Lorenzo Romar has dipped into the pool of former players and hired Will Conroy as his new assistant basketball coach.

Washington announced the hiring Thursday. Conroy, a Seattle native, played at Washington from 2001-05. He initially joined the program as a walk-on but went on to have a stellar career, finishing as the school’s all-time leader in assists with 515. Conroy was the 23rd player in Pac-10 history to reach the 500-assist mark.

During his playing career, Washington reached a pair of NCAA Tournaments and was a No. 1 seed for the first time in school history in 2005. After his college career ended, Conroy played professionally overseas, in the NBA D-League and briefly had stints with the Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets.

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