The Arizona Wildcats are hiring former North Carolina assistant Steve Robinson to fill out Tommy Lloyd’s staff, per Jason Scheer of 247Sports and Jeff Goodman of Stadium.
Robinson is replacing Jason Terry, who left his assistant coaching position to become the new head coach of the Denver Nuggets’ G League team.
Arizona’s Tommy Lloyd is hiring veteran coach Steve Robinson to replace Jason Terry, sources confirmed to @Stadium. First reported by @jasonscheer.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) August 25, 2021
Like this hire by Lloyd. Robinson is extremely well-liked, has long-time recruiting ties and is good with players & development.
Robinson, 63, was not retained by new UNC head coach Hubert Davis after being Roy Williams’ right-hand man since 2003.
Robinson, who won three national championships at North Carolina, was once the head coach at Florida State and Tulsa, and has also had assistant coaching stints at Kansas (also with Williams), Radford and Cornell.
Robinson was inducted into the Assistant Coach Hall of Fame in 2019. Per his UNC bio, his primary duties with the Tar Heels were “scouting, recruiting and bench coaching.” He also worked with the team’s perimeter players.
As Goodman tweeted, Robinson is “extremely well-liked, has long-time recruiting ties and is good with players and development.”
He joins a UA assistant coaching staff that also includes Jack Murphy and Riccardo Fois, whose hiring was reported by Goodman on Sunday.