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Report: Jamie Dixon to hire Duane Broussard, formerly of UCLA

TCU Basketball has two open positions on the bench, and it appears they have found someone to fill one of them at least.

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With the departures of Scott Cross (to Troy) and Corey Barker (relieved of his duties), Jamie Dixon has some spots to fill on his bench. For the first, he has apparently tabbed former UCLA associate head coach Duane Broussard, a Texas native with more than 25 years of coaching experience.

Broussard was most recently a part of Steve Alford’s staff at UCLA, matriculating to Westwood from New Mexico - where he was an assistant on Alford’s staff as well - in 2013. He spent his first five seasons in Southern California serving as an assistant coach before being promoted to associate head coach in October of 2017.

Broussard spent his playing career at Bradley after a successful high school run in Sugar Land, having been named captain his final two seasons. It’s also where he began his coaching career, serving in various roles for nine years before following then-coach Ritchie McKay to UNM. He was retained by Alford at New Mexico, becoming instrumental in the development of several NBA Draft choices and in helping the Lobos win four regular season conference titles across a five year span and secure consecutive NCAA Tournament berths in back to back seasons.

At UCLA, Broussard was a part of four recruiting classes ranked in the top five nationally, four NCAA Tournament berths, and three Sweet 16s. He was made available when Steve Alford was let go mid-season this past year, though he played out the string for the Bruins until their season ended in the Pac 12 Tournament.

Though TCU has yet to formerly announce the hiring - and Jamie Dixon was unable to comment when meeting with the media Saturday morning - Broussard has apparently made it official on social media:

Scott Cross, who joined Dixon’s staff after being relieved of his duties by UTA a year ago, will stay on the bench until the conclusion of the Horned Frogs’ NIT run.