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Sunday, July 18, 2010
Manhattan adds two men's hoops assistants

By Kieran Darcy

Manhattan College announced the hirings of two men's basketball assistant coaches earlier this week.

The bigger name is Scott Padgett, who played for eight years in the NBA after starring at the University of Kentucky. Padgett's final season in the NBA was 2006-07. He spent the past year at his alma mater, on John Calipari's staff.

"We would like to welcome Scott and his family to the Manhattan College basketball program," Manhattan head coach Barry Rohrssen said in a statement. "Scott has played for some of the best coaches in our profession: Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan, Rick Pitino, Jeff Van Gundy. We feel his experience will help with the development of our post and front court players."

The other new Manhattan assistant coach is Scott Adubato. Adubato was most recently an assistant coach at Seton Hall from 2007-2010. Before that, he spent seven years working in the NBA for the Memphis Grizzlies, as an assistant coach and a scout. He is the son of Richie Adubato, the former head coach of the Detroit Pistons, Dallas Mavericks and Orlando Magic.

"Scott has worked for and learned from many excellent coaches throughout his career: Mike Fratello, Lefty Driesell and Bobby Gonzalez," Rohrssen said. "We expect him to help develop our point guards and perimeter players."