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Bryant McIntosh returning to Northwestern as assistant director of basketball operations

The Northwestern legend returns to Evanston after a year playing overseas.

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Just two years ago, Bryant McIntosh led Northwestern on a remarkable run to its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.

Now, McIntosh is back in Evanston, this time as part of the staff.

The program announced Wednesday that the legendary NU point guard will return to the court as the program’s assistant director of basketball operations. The program also made this cool video to go along with it.

B-Mac, the program’s all-time assists leader, rejoins the Northwestern men’s basketball program after playing professionally with the Leuven Bears in Belgium for one season.

As assistant director of operations, McIntosh’s responsibilities will include “coordinating film exchange with other universities, managing film operations for practices and games, assisting with team travel, and helping the coaching staff with on-campus recruiting events and tasks,” according to the program’s press release.

Head coach Chris Collins has said before that McIntosh would make an excellent coach, and now he’s giving his former player an opportunity to break into the industry.

“This is family,” McIntosh told the Chicago Tribune. “There is no better place to learn and grow as I begin my professional career to one day be a head coach. “

From a bigger picture standpoint, though, having B-Mac — a guy who has seen it all in a Northwestern uniform — back with the team to serve as a mentor for this young team should be invaluable.