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Kurt Joseph Named Nebraska’s New Strength Coach for Men’s Basketball

April 12, 2021

Fred Hoiberg announced another addition to his staff on Monday as the Huskers welcomed Kurt Joseph to Lincoln as the Director of Men’s Basketball Strength and Conditioning.

Tim Wilson had served as the program’s head strength and conditioning coach previously.

Hoiberg went back to his NBA roots to make the fire as Jospeh has spent the last two-plus years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

“We are pleased to add Kurt to our staff,” Hoiberg said in a release. “He comes highly recommended from the Timberwolves, and his experience in the NBA and in the G League will be an asset for our players to understand what it takes to compete at the highest level.”  

Before stepping into his role with the Timberwolves, Joseph made stops with the Iowa Wolves (Minnesota’s G League affiliate), the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets in roles ranging from an internship position to head strength and conditioning coach. He’s been tasked with developing and implementing a strength and conditioning program, assisting during practices and and other duties.

Jospeh is a Brooklyn native and played basketball at LIU-Brooklyn. He received his bachelor’s degree in sport science and his master’s in exercise science in 2013. He began his strength and conditioning career as a volunteer at LIU Brooklyn while working on his master’s. In addition to working with the basketball program, he also developed and implemented strength and conditioning programs for the volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball programs during his tenure.

Last week, Hoiberg announced the hiring of Nate Loenser as a new assistant coach as Doc Sadler has moved into the special assistant to the head coach role vacated by Bobby Lutz. According to Stadium’s Jeff Goodman, Sadler is also one of five people that UTEP is interviewing this week for its vacant head coaching position.

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