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Illinois Coaching Search: Dustin Ford And Jamall Walker Officially Added To John Groce's Staff

On Monday afternoon, the University of Illinois announced two additions to head coach John Groce's staff -- Dustin Ford and Jamall Walker. Both Ford and Walker worked with Groce at Ohio.

"I'm pleased to add Dustin and Jamall to our staff," Groce said. "These two coaches were with me at Ohio and will bring stability, continuity and knowledge of how we want to run the program here at the University of Illinois. Dustin has tremendous experience coaching forwards and posts, and Jamal excels at developing guards. They are well rounded in every aspect of coaching at this level including recruiting, scouting and player development."

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Ford was an assistant at Ohio from 2009-12, while Walker spent the 2009-10 and 2011-12 seasons at Ohio.

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