Years ago

John Rillie named Assistant Coach at Boise State

Boise State University men's basketball head coach Leon Rice announced the promotion of John Rillie to assistant coach, after he served as Director of Basketball Operations last season.

Rice Announces Changes to Bronco Coaching Staff

Rillie most certainly has played a role in securing Drmic and Iggy to the Broncos for next season.

It is also worth noting that head coach Rice was formerly linked with Gonzaga, hence the connection (that is where Rillie played his college hoops).

Good luck JR!

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Years ago

Boise State are definitely trying to become the new St. Marys
They are hoping to create a new relationship with the AIS with the hope of luring more Aussies to Boise State.

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Years ago

Definitely agree.

In another article posted in the U19 WC's thread, it states that Boise State are also chasing the signatures of fellow Emu's Andrija Dumovic and Mitch Norton.

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if JR is coaching they will be good clutch shooters !

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Years ago

great to have more people from this corner of the world involved in the U.S scene

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Juror 12  
Years ago

Well in that case the Sixers should hire brett Maher as head coach because they will win three championships then.

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Years ago

Also worth mentioning that Aussie Adam Caporn is also now the Assistant coach at Saint Mary's, further strengthening the Aussie connection.

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I Spy  
Years ago

JR is in Latvia at the worlds, scouting and no doubt talking to those aussie boys. Fair crew watching poland game, rillie, stacker and adrian hurley.

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Years ago

I hear that 1 or 2 mid Div 1 programs are trying to establish the link with OZ as the players are ready made! And an easy way to recruit

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Years ago

Must be congratulated, I think he has desires of coaching and I believe, becoming Australia's 1st NCAA Division 1 head coach

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Another Aussie Chris Harriman from Wollongong who had a few minor NBL playing gigs is now in his 2nd year as assistant to Rick Majerus at St Louis.

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