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Illinois Coaching Search: Former Ohio Assistant Jamall Walker Joins Illini Staff, According To Report

According to a report from the Tribune, new Illinois head coach John Groce has added Jamall Walker to his coaching staff. Groce and Walker worked together in the past at Ohio, among other places:

Walker was brought on board as the first addition to Groce’s staff. Walker worked in two stints with Groce at Ohio and also served time on staffs at Arizona, Murray State and St. Louis.

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Walker also apparently has some connections to the Chicago prep basketball scene, which Groce has stressed as an important factor in which coaches he brings on board. Walker is the first assistant that has been added to the staff.

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