Alabama basketball assistant Antoine Pettway interviewing with Kennesaw State | Sources

Nick Kelly
The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama basketball coach Nate Oats might have to be looking for a third assistant coach this offseason.

Antoine Pettway, a longtime Crimson Tide assistant, is interviewing with Kennesaw State for its head-coaching opening, sources confirmed to The Tuscaloosa News.

If he were to get the job, that would mean Oats has to fill three spots before next season. Assistant coach Bryan Hodgson went to Arkansas State to be the coach, and Charlie Henry took the Georgia Southern job.

Pettway has been with Alabama as an assistant coach at different times for a total of 12 seasons. He's been on the Crimson Tide staff for 14 seasons. He's a strong recruiter, who 247Sports listed as the No. 8 recruiter in the nation for the 2021 class and No. 1 for the 2019 class.

His time with the Crimson Tide goes back to his playing days. He was a star for the Crimson Tide in the early part of the century. Pettway led Alabama to three consecutive NCAA Tournament trips.

After he finished playing, Pettway worked as an assistant in the basketball office while attending graduate school. Then he took an assistant coaching job at Jacksonville State for two seasons. He returned to UA in 2008 to work as an assistant coach for two years. Then he took over the director of basketball operations role from 2010-13. Pettway has been an assistant coach since then.

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