USC assistant coach Jason Hart is resigning to become head coach of the G League Ignite, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Behind the scenes, this is viewed as a huge loss for USC. Hart basically built the program the past eight years.
For example, he had to convince Andy Enfield to take Nick Rakocevic after Enfield balked and recruited most of the top players USC signed outside of the Mobley brothers.
Hart wanted to become a head coach and recently he and Enfield were upset they did not contract extensions after USC went to the Elite Eight.
The G League Ignite is finalizing a deal to hire Jason Hart as the program’s new head coach, sources tell ESPN. Hart has been the associate head coach at USC and played nine years in the NBA. He replaces Brian Shaw, who’s joining the Clippers as an assistant.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 28, 2021