Washington has added Raphael Chillious back onto its basketball staff.
Chillious was with Washington for three seasons (2010-12) before leaving for Villanova in August of 2012.
A move among the Huskies’ coaching staff was anticipated after the school added T.J. Otzelberger May 7. What’s unclear is the role of Washington’s numerous assistants.
Both Chillious and Otzelberger are known for recruiting. Longtime assistants Jim Shaw and Paul Fortier have worked various roles. Shaw puts together the schedule and also does a large amount of recruiting (he discovered C.J. Wilcox, for example). Fortier has coached the big men before moving to a new title of director of player development and personnel last season. Brad Jackson joined the Washington staff last season when Chillious left, and the Huskies moved to the high-post offense.
Chillious is a charismatic guy who helped recruit Tony Wroten and worked with Isaiah Thomas a lot.