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Buffalo Bulls assistant coach Donyell Marshall will be head man at Central Connecticut State

This is a lot more solid than the Rutgers rumors. It's being reported that Marshall is leaving UB to take a spot at CCSU

Career history
As player:
1994-1995 Minnesota Timberwolves
1995-2000 Golden State Warriors
2000-2002 Utah Jazz
2002-2003 Chicago Bulls
2003-2005 Toronto Raptors
2005-2008 Cleveland Cavaliers
2008 Seattle SuperSonics
2008-2009 Philadelphia 76ers
As coach:
2010-2011 George Washington (asst.)
2011-2013 Maine Red Claws (asst.)
2013-2015 Rider (asst.)
2015-2016 Buffalo (asst.)

It's been a busy couple of weeks for people following UB basketball.

Assistant coach Donyell Marshall was reportedly leaving Buffalo for an assistant post at Rutgers. While that turned out to be an erroneous story it is true that Marshall is moving on, moving instead to a head coaching position.

Marshall will be joining the Central Connecticut Blue Devils Men's Basketball team as the man in charge.. The school is located in New Britain, Connecticut, an area well known to Marshall after his college career at UConn.

The school competes in the Northeast Conference and is transitioning to a new coach for the first time in 20 years after a long career from Howie Dickenman. CCSU last won the NEC in 2007.

After a standout career with UConn that included a Big East player of the year award, Marshall left college early for the 1994 NBA Draft. He was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves, as the fourth overall pick. He spend 15 years in the NBA, playing on eight teams, before retiring at first doing TV analysis.

Soon after he went into coaching serving stints as an assistant with George Washington, the Maine Red Claws (NBA D-league), and Rider. With the Broncs Marshall helped Rider to a 21-12 record and a 15-5 mark in MAAC play, culminating with an appearance in the College Basketball Invitational.

After Bobby Hurley left Buffalo Nate Oats reached out to bring Marshall to western New York, where he helped the Bulls become the first Mid-American Conference team to repeat as conference champions since Kent State in 2001-2002.

Coach Marshall inherits a Central Connecticut team which returns nine underclassmen and loses only one senior to graduation.