Yasir Rosemond, a member of Mark Fox’s basketball staff at the University of Georgia since 2014, will join Avery Johnson’s staff at Alabama, replacing Bob Simon.

The news was reported originally by UGASports.com.

Rosemond will join John Pelphrey and Antoine Pettway as the full-time assistants on Johnson’s staff. Prior to joining the Georgia staff in 2014, Rosemond was an assistant coach at Samford University in Birmingham. He has been a solid recruiter in the state of Georgia, recruiting forward Derek Ogbeide and guard Teshaun Hightower to Athens.

Alabama reached out last week for permission to speak with Rosemond about the opening.

Previously, Rosemond served five seasons at Oregon, his alma mater, under Ernie Kent. The first two of those years he was Director of Basketball Operations, the latter three as an assistant coach. While on the Ducks’ coaching staff, Rosemond helped assemble a top-25 recruiting class in 2008 and also coached Aaron Brooks, who earned All-America honors in 2007. Brooks is beginning his eighth season in the NBA, with stints on the rosters of Houston, Phoenix, Toronto, Sacramento, Denver and Chicago.

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