Dorian Green Stays on UNC Men’s Basketball Staff

Head men’s basketball coach Steve Smiley didn’t have to look far to start building his coaching staff at UNC, by retaining Dorian Green as an assistant coach.

“I’m excited to stay on board with Coach Smiley. I’ve loved my first year at UNC and in the Greeley community,” Green said. “Coach Smiley’s energy is infectious and his vision for the program is exciting, as well as something I’m grateful to be a part of. I look forward to continuing to build the program!”

Green joined the staff at Northern Colorado in May of 2019 and helped UNC to one of its best seasons in program history in 2019-20. The Bears went 22-9 on the year and finished second in the Big Sky with a 15-5 record. He helped Jonah Radebaugh take over the primary ball handling and earn unanimous first team All-Big Sky honors to go with his third Defensive Player of the Year award and a spot on the NABC All-District team.

 “I am beyond thrilled to announce that Coach Green has decided to stay on our new staff, and I’m looking forward to giving Coach Green even more responsibility as we move forward. He was a big hire for our staff a year ago, and proved throughout the past year that he has everything that I’m looking for in a great assistant coach,” Smiley said. “He has credibility with the players dating back to his playing days as one of the all-time great players at CSU, he has a great basketball IQ, he’s already developed relationships with all of our players, and he’s proving himself to be a great recruiter. I can’t thank Coach Green enough for having the confidence in me to stay on staff as we continue to build upon the foundation that has been laid over the past several years!”

Green also helped Kai Edwards earn the Big Sky’s Top Reserve award and Bodie Hume to a second team All-Big Sky honor.

The Lawrence, Kansas native came to UNC from the University of Nebraska where he was a graduate manager under Tim Miles. Prior to Nebraska, Green was an assistant at Furman University.

Green played collegiately just up the road at Colorado State where he helped the ranks to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances. He is the sixth all-time leading scorer in CSU history and fourth in assists.