MSU men’s assistants move on

BOZEMAN — Montana State’s men’s basketball team will have a familiar look on the floor next season, with 10 returners and four starters, but the team’s bench will have a different look. Bobcat coach Brad Huse said Wednesday that two of his team’s assistant coaches, Scott Carson and Aerick Sanders, will not return next season.

Sanders accepted a position at New Mexico State after one season with the Bobcats, while Huse announced that Carson would not return for a sixth season.

“Aerick is a talented young coach who has a bright future in the business. New Mexico State played in the NCAA tournament this season  and while I didn’t anticipate losing Aerick after just a year, I’m excited about this special opportunity for him.” Huse said. “Scott brought stability and experience to our staff and a great familiarity with MSU and the conference and we appreciate his years of service to the program. Both Scott and Aerick are outstanding people and I wish them the best.”

Huse sees opportunity in adding two coaches to a coaching staff that also includes Shawn Dirden, who just completed the first season of his second stint on the Bobcat bench. “You’re always looking for new ideas and energy,” Huse said. “I’m approaching this off-season as an opportunity to evaluate and adjust and improve the program moving forward.”

Huse indicated that national searches for the two openings is underway.

 — MSU Sports Information

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