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Ex-Husker coach Danny Nee joins Rutgers staff

Danny Nee coaches for Nebraska during the 1999-2000 season. (LJS File)

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Longtime college basketball coach Danny Nee was named the director of player development for the Rutgers men’s program Wednesday.

“Danny is an individual of tremendous character who brings a wealth of experience to our program,’’ coach Fred Hill said. “His perspective will be invaluable in the mentoring of our young men.’’

Nee has 26 years experience and 410 wins as a head coach at Ohio, Nebraska, Robert Morris and Duquesne. He spent the past two years as a scout for the Utah Jazz of the NBA.

His greatest success was at Nebraska, where he posted a 254-189 record and is NU’s winningest coach. The Huskers advanced to the postseason 11 times, including five NCAA Tournaments and an NIT championship in 1996.

A New York City native, Nee was a teammate of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at Power Memorial High School before becoming a member of the late Al McGuire’s first recruiting class at Marquette. The Vietnam veteran began his coaching career in New Jersey at Red Bank Regional (1972-73) and Brick Township (1973-76) high schools.

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