Something that’s been speculated about became official this morning.
Pitt basketball coach Kevin Stallings announced a change to his coaching staff.
Long-time Stallings assistant Tom Richardson is retiring and Dan Cage, the former director of operations, has been promoted to an assistant coach.
Pitt also announced that 2016 graduate Chris Jones will join the staff as a graduate manager and Jason Richards will replace Cage as Pitt’s Director of Operations.
Richardson, who’s been a member of Stallings staff for 20 years, had hip surgery in April and decided to retire.
“Tom is an outstanding coach and an even better coach and friend. He is one of the best at teaching the fundamentals of the game and will be missed. It will be different not having him next to me on the sidelines, but I know he’ll be watching and always willing to talk basketball,” said Stallings.
This is Cage’s first time officially as an assistant coach. He’s spent the last nine years with Stallings, four as a player and five years as his director of operations. Cage is a young assistant with a great basketball mind and will bring a lot on the recruiting trail as he’s a tireless worker.
The combination of Cage, new assistant Sam Ferry and Kevin Sutton should be a good mix for Pitt.