Former Georgia basketball assistant coach Amir Abdur-Rahim is now the head coach at South Florida. Amir Abdur-Rahim took the head coaching job at Kennesaw State back in 2019.
Abdur-Rahim helped Kennesaw State make the 2023 NCAA Tournament. Kennesaw State was a No. 14 seed in March Madness and lost its opening game to Xavier. Kennesaw State finished the 2022-2023 basketball season with a 26-9 record.
Amir Abdur-Rahim replaces former South Florida coach Brian Gregory in Tampa, Florida. USF last made the NCAA Tournament in 2012. The Bulls have had one winning season since 2012, which was during the 2018-2019 season under Brian Gregory.
Amir Abdur-Rahim was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and played high school basketball in Georgia. He coached at Georgia from 2018-2019 under head coach Tom Crean.
Kennesaw State went just 1-28 in Abdur-Rahim’s first season at the helm, but he helped turn the program around. USF is coming off a 14-18 season.
SOURCE: Amir Abdur-Rahim is expected to leave Kennesaw State and accept the basketball head coaching job at South Florida, replacing Brian Gregory
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