South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin will hire Chuck Martin to fill the Gamecocks’ open assistant role, according to a report Saturday from CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein.
The Gamecocks’ opening was created when assistant coach Matt Figger left to be the Austin Peay head coach.
The two Martins have talked, according to a source, but no hire has been made.
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Chuck Martin has been an assistant coach with the Indiana Hoosiers the last three seasons. He is a native of the Bronx, N.Y., and worked with the Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2013-14 season.
He has more than 15 years of coaching experience on the NCAA Division I level, with stops at Memphis, St. John’s, Drexel and UMass. He was head coach at Marist College for five seasons.
The State’s David Cloninger contributed