Atlanta Hawks hire ex-Bearcats great as assistant

Former Cincinnati Bearcats standout guard Nick Van Exel is returning to the NBA's Atlanta Hawks as an assistant coach, according to multiple reports Sunday.

Van Exel, 49, was an assistant for the Hawks from 2010 to 2012. He's also been a Milwaukee Bucks assistant, an assistant and head coach of the G-League's Texas Legends and a Memphis Grizzlies assistant.

Former NBA player Nick Van Exel on the court before a game between the Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena in Atlanta in Feb. 2020.

He's served most recently as a pro personnel scout for the Dallas Mavericks.

Last week, Van Exel tweeted a photo he took with former Bearcats great Kenyon Martin Sr. and current West Virginia Mountaineers and former UC head coach Bob Huggins:

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