Chris Hunter gains valuable experience as Michigan’s temporary assistant

Chris Hunter gains valuable experience as Michigan’s temporary assistant

Hunter Dickinson had just scored a career-high 33 points in a win over Michigan State as he walked into his postgame press conference. But when asked about the adjustments he made between the Michigan men’s basketball team’s first game against the Spartans and that night, the sophomore quickly took the attention off himself.

Without hesitation, Dickinson credited Chris Hunter. Minutes later, when asked a similar question, associate head coach Phil Martelli did the same.

Lost in the shuffle of Michigan coach Juwan Howard’s five-game suspension and Martelli’s subsequent ascension to acting head coach, Howard’s absence left an open seat on the bench. Hunter, the Wolverines’ director of basketball operations, was tabbed to fill that third assistant coach position and work with Michigan’s big men — a role Howard typically fulfills.

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