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Georgetown expected to hire Robert Kirby as an assistant coach

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The Georgetown Hoyas are expected to hire Robert Kirby as an assistant coach, multiple sources told FanRag Sports on Friday. Kirby was previously with the program from from 2010-12.

Kirby’s coaching resume spans over three decades.

After playing two seasons for University of Texas-Pan American (then known as Pan American University) Kirby had two separate, but lengthy stints with the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Kirby also spent five seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Houston. Other coaching stints included stops with Southeastern Louisiana University, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Memphis, LSU and Arkansas College. He was most recently an associate head coach for the Tigers.

The Hoyas hired Patrick Ewing as the program’s new head coach after firing John Thompson III in the middle of March.

Thompson left the university with an overall record of 278-151. As a result of his entire head coaching career at the collegiate level, he currently owns an overall record of 346-193.

The Hoyas have missed the last two NCAA Tournaments.

As for Ewing, the Hall-of-Famer led Georgetown to a national title in 1984 and appearances in the Final Four in both 1982 and 1985.

Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and is the lead college basketball columnist for the FanRag Sports Network. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks, which is available via iTunes. Rothstein is also a regular in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio. He currently lives in Manhattan.

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