Tyler Thornton To Wojo's Staff?

Never Duke's most talented player, Tyler Thornton proved a true leader for the Blue Devils. - Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Thornton, a born coach, may start his career at Marquette.

Well this seems inevitable, smart and yet a nice surprise: Tyler Thornton may join Wojo's staff at Marquette as a graduate assistant.

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It's been pretty clear for a long time that he has a future in coaching. He's just got a tremendous feel for the game.

In order to make the move, Thornton has to be admitted to graduate school at Marquette. Assuming he is, it's another smart move by Wojo.

His staff now has some very familiar names and a State thread as well.

Aside from Travis Diener, who played at Marquette, and Brett Nelson, who was at Florida, Wojo has hired former Blue Devil Chris Carrawell, who has an incredibly engaging personality, Mark Phelps, who worked for Herb Sendek when he coached at that-school-he'll-no-longer-publicly-mention, and Justin Gainey, who of course was a smart and overachieving point guard at State.

The first thing for a new coach is the press conference. The second is who he hires. From where we stand, Wojo has put together a very impressive staff. With the exception of Phelps, who was hired partly for his extensive experience, it's a young and dynamic group.

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