Former player Blount returns to Cincinnati

CINCINNATI -- Corie Blount, the center on Cincinnati's Final
Four team in 1992, was hired as an assistant coach Tuesday to help
the Bearcats' depleted staff.

Interim coach Andy Kennedy has been working with only one
full-time assistant -- two fewer than usual -- since Keith LeGree
resigned on Nov. 28 following his second arrest for drunken

He was acquitted on the first offense. The second case is

Kennedy got the job for this season after Bob Huggins was ousted
in August, leaving him already short-staffed. The university plans
to hire a coach after this season.

The 36-year-old Blount played 11 years in the NBA after Chicago
made him a first-round pick. He played for the Bulls, Los Angeles
Lakers, Cleveland, Phoenix, Golden State, Philadelphia and Toronto.