(CBS) New Northwestern head coach Chris Collins has hired his former high school coach Brian James to join the Wildcats coaching staff.
Collins played under James at Glenbrook North, before James left for an NBA assistant position with the Pistons in 1995.
James has been coaching under Doug Collins, Chris’ father, with the 76ers for the past three seasons.
“We’re very excited to add Brian James to our staff,” Collins said in a statement. “He has been a big part of my family going back to my high school days when he was my coach. Brian has been a great mentor for me. A lot of the things that I have carried with me throughout my playing and coaching career are things that I’ve learned from him. I look forward to having him on staff to lend his expertise. His experience coaching great players in the NBA for so many years will be a huge asset to our program as we move forward.”