Memphis names new basketball operations director

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The University of Memphis has named Eric Sebastian to be director of operations for the Tigers' men's basketball program.

Memphis head coach Josh Pastner made the announcement on Wednesday.

Sebastian is a 15-year veteran in the NBA's Denver Nuggets media relations department. He spent the last six seasons as the department's director.

Sebastian directed several successful campaigns for players receiving NBA All-Star and All-NBA honors, including Marcus Camby, who earned the 2006-07 NBA Defensive Player of the Year award. He also worked on statistical projects for the Nuggets' coaches and management and assisted in the process of free agent recruiting.

Pastner says Sebastian's experience will benefit Memphis' basketball program.

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