When Stan Johnson left Arizona State in late May, it left a void on the ASU coaching staff. Over the past five weeks, Hurley has been looking to fill Johnson's spot his staff staff. Friday morning he finally found his man, as Hurley hired Rashon Burno as an assistant coach, per John Rothstein.
BREAKING: ASU's Bobby Hurley has hired Nebraska'a Rashon Burno as an assistant, source told @CBSSports. Burno was at Florida last season.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) July 3, 2015
Burno spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach at Florida under Billy Donovan. Burno's specialization was the backcourt and he worked with the likes of Scotty Wilbekin, Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario, who all earned All-SEC Honors.
Prior to his time at Florida, Burno was an assistant coach at Manhattan University for two season. He played college basketball at DePaul from 1998-2002, starting 58 games and helping the Blue Demons reach the NCAA Tournament in 2001.
There is a bit more to this story, as Burno had accepted an assistant coaching job at Nebraska earlier this year. He makes the jump to ASU without coaching a game with Nebraska. Burno played high school basketball under Bobby Hurley's father at St. Anthony's Prep in New Jersey.
Stunning news from #Nebrasketball. New assistant coach Rashon Burno leaving for same job at Arizona State, per sources.— Brian Rosenthal (@HuskerExtraBR) July 3, 2015
Connection at Arizona State is new coach Bob Hurley, Jr. Burno played for Hurley Sr. at St. Anthony's in New Jersey. #Nebrasketball— Brian Rosenthal (@HuskerExtraBR) July 3, 2015
Burno joins fellow assistants Brian Merritt and Levi Watkins under Hurley for the 2015-2016 season.