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UF assistant Roberts mulling Kansas offer

4/5/2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida assistant basketball coach Norm Roberts is considering taking a similar position with Kansas, according to a source close to the Florida basketball program.

Roberts, who joined UF's staff in in 2011, has a longstanding relationship with Jayhawks coach Bill Self. He spent nine seasons as an assistant under Self at four different schools from 1995-2004, including one season at Kansas (2003-04). Roberts' son Niko is a sophomore walk-on at Kansas.

"Norm has a tough decision," the source said. "His son plays at Kansas and [he] obviously is close with Self. He loves the situation he has here."

In addition to Kansas, Roberts worked with Self at Oral Roberts, Tulsa and Illinois. Roberts left Kansas following the 2003-04 season to become the head coach at St. Johns. He led the Red Storm to an 81-101 record and one NIT appearance in six seasons.