A former Duke basketball player and assistant coach is returning to the bench.
It has been two years since former Duke basketball player and assistant coach Steve Wojciechowski was the head coach of the Marquette Golden Eagles but now he is returning to the sidelines.
ESPN’s senior NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported last week that Wojciechowsk will be making his return as a head coach and it will be for the Salt Lake City Stars, the NBA G-League affiliate of the Utah Jazz.
Wojciechowski, more commonly referred to as ‘Wojo’, amassed a 128-95 career record in seven seasons with the Golden Eagles in which he led the program to two NCAA Tournaments and an NIT berth, however Marquette had not reached the postseason in final two seasons under the former Blue Devil assistant.
He spent 15 years on the Duke coaching staff before landing the head coaching gig of the Big East program.
Wojnarowski reported that Wojciechowski has been living in the Salt Lake City area since his dismissal from Marquette and spent time around the organization because of his relationship with former Jazz head coach Quin Snyder.
Snyder, now the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks, resigned as the head coach of the Jazz following the 2021-22 season.
Wojciechowski was a player at Duke when Snyder was an assistant coach on Mike Krzyzewski’s coaching staff.
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Steve Wojciechowski had spent time as a college basketball studio analyst for ESPN over the last two years while also being an assistant coach for USA Basketball’s 2022 AmeriCup team.
Alex Jensen, a current Utah Jazz assistant coach, was the head coach for Team USA in the 2022 AmeriCup.
The 46-year old was a former McDonald’s All-American in 1994 and named as the Defensive Player of the Year with the Blue Devils in 1998.