On Thursday, the Atlanta Hawks organization hired former Pitt basketball star Ashton Gibbs as an assistant coach, per his Instagram.
Gibbs told Pittsburgh Sports Now that he will work with the NBA squad as well as the team’s G-League affiliate, the College Park Skyhawks.
Gibbs, a 6-foot-2 guard, played four seasons at Pitt from 2008-12, earning All-Big East honors twice in his Panther career. The 2009-10 Big East Most Improved Player, Gibbs increased his production from just 4.3 points per game as a freshman to a stellar 15.7 points per game as a sophomore. He then averaged 16.8 and 14.6 points as a junior and senior, respectively.
In his Panther career, the New Jersey native scored a total of 1,748 points, dished out 255 assists, and grabbed 277 rebounds in 137 games.
Gibbs played professional basketball from 2012-19, enjoying a nice overseas career. He played in Belgium, Spain, Slovenia, and more over his pro career. He recently spent time working with media company Field of 68 as well, talking college basketball on the network.