NC State set to hire Kareem Richardson as an assistant

Veteran coach Kareem Richardson is set to join NC State basketball as an assistant coach for Kevin Keatts. Richardson spent the 2021-22 season as an assistant coach at Clemson, working with Brad Brownell.

Prior to his time at Clemson, though, Richardson, 47, coached all over the country. Richardson’s coaching career started in 1997; he’s spent most all the last 25 years as an assistant, although Richard was the head coach of UMKC for six season (2013-19).

Richardson and Keatts have a history with one another, too. Both men were assistant coaches on Louisville’s 2013 NCAA Championship Team.

With a good bit of turnover on the coaching staff, Richardson is the second new assistant to join the NC State program this offseason. Two weeks back, the Wolfpack also brought back Levi Watkins, who played at NC State under Herb Sendeck in the early 2000s (2001-05).

As Cory Smith notes in his piece at Pack Pride, Richardson could — potentially — help recruit transfers/former Clemson guards Al-Amir Dawes and Nick Honor.

The 2022-23 season marks a big year for Keatts in Raleigh; the program hasn’t gone to the NCAA Tournament since 2018, although the Pack would’ve been there in 2020 if not for the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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