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By The Sports Xchange August 20, 2013 10:40 PM
Former Indiana basketball star Calbert Cheaney has left an administrative job at his alma mater to become an assistant basketball coach at Saint Louis University, Peegs.com has reported. The school acknowledged the change in a news release. "Calbert played an invaluable role in the success we enjoyed the last two years and we are excited for what the future holds for him and his family," Indiana coach Tom Crean said in the release. "He brought a great deal to us and in turn, I think he gained valuable insight into the profession during his time at IU. He has come to have a strong desire to return to the floor coaching and can do so with someone he trusts and respects in Jim Crews. He will do an outstanding job and there is no doubt in my mind that he has a tremendous future coaching at any level." Following a 15-year playing, administrative and coaching career in the NBA, he joined the IU staff in a non-coaching capacity as director of basketball operations in 2011. He added the duties of handling the team's internal and external development prior to last season. The Evansville, Ind. native was a three time All-American (1991,92, 93) for the Hoosiers who was named College Player of the Year and won both the Wooden and Naismith Awards and Big Ten Player of the Year following his senior year. He is the all-time leading scorer in Big Ten history with 2,613 points and led Indiana to a 105-27 record a Final Four appearance in 1992 and a No. 1 ranking for most of the 1993 season. He averaged 22.4 points and 6.2 rebounds as a senior.