Fish fills out MSU staff with former Duck

BOZEMAN — Former University of Oregon guard Brandon Lincoln joined Montana State University as an assistant men’s basketball coach Tuesday, rounding out Brian Fish’s first Bobcat staff.

Lincoln comes to MSU from his alma mater, where he worked as men’s basketball assistant conditioning coach in 2013-14 for the Ducks’ NCAA Tournament team. It was his second tour of duty on the Oregon staff. He also worked as a graduate assistant manager in 2010-11 and as the program’s video coordinator in 2011-12. In between stints at Oregon, Lincoln was the Director of Video Operations at Miami (Ohio)  in 2012-13.

“Brandon has been with me three of the last four years at Oregon, and was at Miami of Ohio for a year as an assistant,” Fish said. “He’s really good on the floor, was a really good player, having played a few years overseas. I’m really excited about his ability as a recruiter because we need to recruit the Portland and Seattle areas and that’s where he’s from. That is an advantage for him, and I think he will be a really great mentor for our players. He’s a young guy with a great work ethic, and I’m excited he’s joining our staff.”

A combo guard for Oregon from 2003-06, Lincoln played on an NCAA Tournament team in 2003-04 and an NIT Final Four squad the next year. In his final game as a Duck, against California in the 2006 Pac 10 Tournament, he shot 8-for-12 from the floor and scored a career-high 22 points. He prepped at Portland’s Jefferson High, where ESPN.com ranked him as the No. 67 prospect in the nation and the No. 2 player in Oregon. He was one of 43 high school players invited to the 2001 USA Basketball youth development festival.

A Portland native, Lincoln graduated from Oregon in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in political science.

— MSU Sports Information



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