Tuesday , Dec , 06 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Blount returns to Cincinnati as assistant coach

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) – Corie Blount, the starting center on
Cincinnati’s 1992 Final Four team and 1993 Elite Eight team, is returning to
the school as an interim assistant coach.

The 36-year old Blount will take over the assistant position created by the
resignation of Keith LeGree last week.

Blount was a first round draft choice of the Chicago Bulls following his
career as a Bearcat. He went on to play 11 years in the NBA with career
averages of 3.6 points and 4.2 rebounds.

Blount spent time with Chicago (1993-95, 2003-04), the Los Angeles Lakers
(1995-98), Cleveland (1998-99),Phoenix (1999-2001), Golden State (2001),
Philadelphia (2002) and Toronto (2004).

“Corie has been a part of Cincinnati basketball’s recent success and history,”
said Cincinnati interim head coach Andy Kennedy. “Coupled with the fact that
he played on UC’s Final Four team and in the NBA for 11 years, he will provide
some much needed experience and knowledge for our players.”