Robinson named assistant at UIC

CHICAGO — Stew Robinson, a former player and assistant under Bob Knight, was hired as an assistant coach at Illinois-Chicago Monday.

Robinson will join the staff of Howard Moore, whose Flames went 7-24 overall and 2-15 in the Horizon League in his first year as head coach last season.

“What’s most appealing about this opportunity is the challenge,” Robinson said in a UIC press release. “We are all in this business to teach young men to better themselves not only on the court, but off the court, as well. Coach Moore comes from a great background, specifically with his experience under Bo Ryan at Wisconsin. UIC was very fortunate to land Howard Moore as its head coach, and I can’t wait to work with him. We go about our business the same way.

“I’m looking forward to getting up there, putting some of my ideas together with the rest of the staff, and helping put UIC back into the upper echelon of the Horizon League.”

Robinson spent the past eight seasons as an assistant at Texas Tech under Bob Knight and Pat Knight. Tech advanced to three NCAA Tournaments with Robinson on staff, and won 19 or more games four times. Before joining Knight at Texas Tech, Robinson was an assistant coach at Morehead State in 2002-03 and an assistant at Plattsburgh State in 2001-02.

Robinson was a part of three NCAA tournament teams at Indiana from 1982-86. The 1982-83 team won the Big Ten title.