Coleman takes Bradley job

2012-09-23T08:36:00Z 2012-10-12T00:13:07Z Coleman takes Bradley jobBy BRIAN ROSENTHAL / Lincoln Journal Star JournalStar.com

Ronald "Chin" Coleman is leaving the Nebraska men's basketball team after six months.

Coleman, director of player development for first-year coach Tim Miles, has accepted an assistant coaching position at Bradley University, two sources close to Coleman confirmed.

An official announcement could come as soon as Monday.

Coleman, a Chicago native, returns closer to home to join second-year coach Geno Ford's staff in Peoria, Ill. The Braves were 7-25 last season under Ford, who had led Kent State to three straight Mid-American Conference titles.

Coleman, a former head coach of Chicago’s AAU Mac Irvin Fire, spent last season as an assistant coach on Miles’ staff at Colorado State. He was the first member of that staff to follow Miles to Nebraska, even though Coleman knew it’d be for an operations job, and not an on-the-road assistant coaching position.

Coleman also interviewed for an assistant job at Illinois since coming to Nebraska.

Coleman is making $115,000 at Nebraska, according to assistant coaches' salaries obtained this summer by the Journal Star. A source close to the situation said Coleman will make about $105,000 at Bradley.

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