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UVa men’s bb announces the addition of Kirk Penney to the staff.


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Former University of Wisconsin and New Zealand basketball star Kirk Penney has been named Director of Player Development/Coaching Staff Consultant at Virginia, Dean and Markel Families Men's Basketball Head Coach Tony Bennett announced Tuesday (August 13).

Penney starred at Wisconsin from 1999-2003 before enjoying a 15-year professional career. He helped the Badgers to the 2000 NCAA Final Four under the direction of Bennett's father, Dick Bennett, and became the first Badger since 1952 to earn consecutive All-Big Ten first-team honors in 2002 and 2003. Penney helped the Badgers to a pair of Big Ten titles during his all-league seasons, and Wisconsin advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2003. Tony Bennett was on staff during each of Penney's four seasons at Wisconsin, including three seasons as an assistant coach from 2001-03.

Penney represented New Zealand at two Olympic Games (2000 and 2004) and four FIBA World Championships (2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014). He was part of the Tall Blacks' memorable fourth-place finish at the 2002 World Championships in Indianapolis, averaging 16.9 points per game and shooting 45.5 percent from 3-point range. Penney was the second-leading scorer at the 2010 World Championships in Turkey, averaging 24.7 points per game. He ranks 10th all-time in scoring at the FIBA World Cup (formerly known as the FIBA World Championships), scoring 447 points in 27 games (16.6 ppg).

Penney became the second New Zealand native to play in the NBA, appearing with the Miami Heat in 2003 and Los Angeles Clippers in 2005. He also played professionally in Spain, Israel, Lithuania, Germany, Turkey and Australia. Penney attended Westlake Boys High School in Auckland, New Zealand, the same high school as former Virginia captain Jack Salt.

"I am excited to reunite with Kirk and add him to the Virginia basketball family," Bennett said. "I have known Kirk for over 20 years and have tremendous respect for him as a person, player and coach. He will make an immediate impact with our program with his knowledge and experience. We are thrilled to welcome Kirk, his wife, Audra, and children, Olivia, Ava and Ben to Charlottesville."

[Post edited by hooshouse at 08/13/2019 9:34PM]

Link: https://twitter.com/uvamenshoops/status/1161369096577015809?s=21


Posted: 08/13/2019 at 4:11PM



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Current Thread:
  I thought you meant he was joining our Twitter staff. -- aficionadHOO 08/13/2019 9:25PM
  Who did he replace on the staff? -- LeadingEdge 08/13/2019 7:56PM
  He did not replace anyone. -- Birddog 08/13/2019 8:16PM
  Who is doing less work this year then? ;) ** -- Zhoo 08/13/2019 10:07PM
  No one will be doing less work.:) -- Birddog 08/13/2019 10:15PM
  Someone or a bunch of coaches last year was -- Zhoo 08/14/2019 09:46AM
  Nm** -- chocoburger 08/13/2019 11:10PM
  Darn good hire. So was Kyle Getter it seems. -- DFW HOO 08/13/2019 5:30PM
  Heads up. Finally some good basketball news. ** -- Tony BroncOak 08/13/2019 5:12PM
  Disagree -- Trigon 08/14/2019 07:15AM
  Agree. Totally ridiculous. ** -- CyberHoo78 08/13/2019 9:31PM
  It does- Mr. Jefferson's University! :) ** -- GO TIKI 08/14/2019 08:46AM
  The Bojangles University of Virginia. -- CDCHoo 08/13/2019 9:56PM
  Re: Well that assumes those families only gave their money -- builtbadgers 08/14/2019 09:45AM
  Why this is such a big deal, I have no idea ** -- Birddog 08/13/2019 8:44PM
  VAF is bad enough do -- foos 08/13/2019 8:39PM
  Doing this is common sense.** -- Birddog 08/13/2019 8:43PM
  Get used to it. They want to do -- Birddog 08/13/2019 8:24PM
  It does not make it any less tacky ** -- Yosemite Sam 08/13/2019 9:50PM
  Oh I’m sure they do. ** -- 111Balz 08/13/2019 9:04PM
  Yep! ** -- Birddog 08/13/2019 7:34PM
  Try big daddy pimp ** -- Bladed 08/14/2019 5:44PM
  Couldn’t afford it ** -- Zhoo 08/14/2019 8:02PM
  Would you rather we go back to the old days? -- Birddog 08/13/2019 7:11PM
  Get a life! Welcome today’s world ** -- hoodog56 08/13/2019 6:58PM
  Juwan Howard is big time? OK ** -- Texas Hoo 08/13/2019 7:13PM
  Did it when John Beilein was coach. ** -- Birddog 08/13/2019 7:17PM
  Right. That’s kind of my point. ** -- Texas Hoo 08/13/2019 7:17PM
  ^^^This^^^ ** -- Birddog 08/13/2019 6:46PM
  Agreed. ** -- MunichHoo 08/13/2019 5:47PM
  Naming everything is absurd... -- Yosemite Sam 08/13/2019 5:18PM
  If Tony leaves and we end up with a Leitao like hire... -- Yosemite Sam 08/13/2019 5:21PM
  I looked it up, yes. -- hoodeyo 08/13/2019 5:17PM
  We never saw this coming :) ** -- ChiTownHoo 08/13/2019 5:01PM
  Story mentioning Kirk Penney as part of the post-UMBC story -- confuzionrains 08/13/2019 4:53PM
  I called this -- confuzionrains 08/13/2019 4:47PM
  No wonder! You read the book (story) :) -- VaBeachHooFan 08/13/2019 10:44PM
  My man! ** -- geocar 08/13/2019 5:42PM
  Nice call! Well done. ** -- plegard 08/13/2019 5:08PM
  This hire seems to make cents. ** -- jackethoo 08/13/2019 4:33PM
  VirginiaSports.com release link -- Kris  08/13/2019 4:31PM
  Nah. Share away. ** -- Kris  08/13/2019 5:33PM
  Instrumental in our success last year -- great hire ** -- ShenanHOOah 08/13/2019 4:28PM
  Welcome to the family, Kirk! ** -- EmbraceThePace 08/13/2019 4:16PM

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