Boise State men’s basketball assistant coach Danny Henderson will join newly-hired Oklahoma State coach Brad Underwood’s staff, a source told the Idaho Statesman.
Henderson joined the Boise State staff prior to the 2013-14 season after an extremely successful coaching career in the Texas high school ranks, posting a 708-172 record while winning four state championships. Among the players he coached at Marcus High in Flower Mound, Texas, were former Oklahoma State great Marcus Smart (now with the Boston Celtics), and guard Phil Forte, who has scored 1,307 points in his career and may return for a fifth season if he gets a medical redshirt.
Underwood was hired by the Cowboys on March 21 after he posted an 89-14 record in three seasons at Stephen F. Austin. Henderson is highly regarded as a defensive coach and should help implement Underwood’s fierce system, which forced 18.6 turnovers per game last season, No. 1 in the nation.
A potential replacement for Henderson is already in-house in director of basketball operations Isaac Williams, who went 96-32 in four seasons as Eastern Oregon’s head coach before joining Boise State coach Leon Rice’s staff two months after Henderson in 2013.
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Here’s a Q&A with Henderson done shortly after he was hired.