Former Kansas basketball guard Terry Nooner figures he’s received about 200 voice mails and/or texts since Friday, when the fourth-year Maryland women’s assistant coach accepted a job as player development coach/assistant coach with the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers.
“It’s been crazy. I didn’t realize how crazy it’d be. You’ve got people in all these circles — the ones I met coaching in college the last seven years (assistant at Southern Illinois, KU, Alabama and Maryland), KU people, Kansas City people, all the people from my AAU organization (Missouri Phenom), all the players I coached,” Nooner said.
The 2000 KU grad is joining the Cavaliers coaching staff of longtime friend Tyronn Lue, who was a teammate of Nooner at Raytown High School.