SMU hires assistant basketball coach

SMU completed its men's basketball coaching staff under Larry Brown on Tuesday with the hiring of assistant Ulric Maligi.

Maligi, who spent the last two years as an assistant at Houston, joins associate head coach Tim Jankovich and assistant Jerrance Howard on Brown's bench.

“Ulric has a bright future as a coach,” Brown said in a news release. “The level of interest in SMU is apparent in the quality of this coaching staff. They all want to be head coaches and have the ability to do so. I am fortunate to have them working with me.”

Maligi is an Arlington, Texas, native who served as head coach of the Dallas Mustangs AAU program from 2003-06. During that time, Byron Eaton, Wesley Johnson, Anthony Randolph, Sean Williams and Donald Sloan were were among the Mustangs' players.

Maligi also has a year as a UT-Arlington assistant on his resume.