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Creighton brings in San Diego aide to replace Preston Murphy

November 27, 2019 GMT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Terrence Rencher is leaving his assistant’s job at San Diego to replace Preston Murphy on the Creighton staff.

Bluejays coach Greg McDermott announced Rencher’s hiring Tuesday. Murphy, who was named last year in an FBI investigation into college basketball, resigned last week after being on paid administrative leave since March.

Rencher will start his new job Thursday when the Bluejays play San Diego State in a tournament in Las Vegas.

Rencher played at Texas in the early 1990s and is the Longhorns’ all-time leader in scoring and steals. He played professionally from 1995-2006 before working at five schools as an assistant.

Murphy allegedly was paid a $6,000 bribe in 2017 to steer prospective pros to aspiring sports agent Christian Dawkins.