On Tuesday, new Illinois head basketball coach John Groce announced that he would not be retaining Jerrance Howard, who was an assistant on the previous staff.
``I made the decision. I’m going to hire outside,’’ said Groce, who has one slot left on his coaching staff. Groce is bringing in two of his Ohio U assistants, Dustin Ford and Jamall Walker, Illinois announced Monday.
Howard, who played at Illinois from 2001-04, had been on staff at Illinois since 2008. With the decision to move on without Howard, Groce has decided to start fresh, and there will be no holdovers on staff from the Bruce Weber era.
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