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Arizona basketball: Damon Stoudamire leaving to rejoin Memphis coaching staff

There has to be a little more to this

Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Per Scout's Jason Scheer, Arizona Wildcats assistant coach Damon Stoudamire is leaving Tucson to rejoin the Memphis Tigers coaching staff.

Stoudamire had been on the Arizona coaching staff since 2013 after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant for the Tigers. He was also an assistant for the Memphis Grizzlies from 2009-11.

The former Wildcat great played for Lute Olson from 1991-95, putting together a 101-24 record as a player, including two Pac-12 Championships, and the 1994 FInal Four run. In that 1994 season, Stoudamire was a consensus first-team All-American, and then in 1995, won a share of the Pac-10 Player of the Year.

Josh Pastner currently has three full-time assistant coaches on staff, so there is an odd-man-out situation brewing there as well.

Get ready for every former player ever to be mentioned as a possible replacement.


Stoudamire tweets out his reasoning for leaving

UPDATE (2:20 PT)

We now know who is leaving the Memphis coaching staff