Nebraska assistant men’s basketball coach Matt Abdelmassih is taking a leave of absence to deal with undisclosed health-related issues. Huskers head coach Fred Hoiberg released the following statement about the leave:
“Matt informed me that he is taking a leave of absence to deal with health-related issues. As both a colleague and friend, his health is our priority, and we will support him throughout this process. Everyone in our program looks forward to when he is healthy enough to return to the sideline.”
Abdelmassih, who had worked with Fred Hoiberg with both the Minnesota Timberwolves and at Iowa State, joined the Husker staff in April of 2019. He also spent four seasons at St. John’s (2015-19) before reuniting with Hoiberg at Nebraska.