Saddi Wshington WMU

Michigan assistant coach Saddi Washington starred for the Broncos in the mid to late 90's, averaging 16.5 points per game in four seasons.

Michigan assistant basketball coach Saddi Washington will not be coming home to his alma mater, according to a report from Michigan insider Sam Webb from 247sports.

Washington, who played at WMU from '94-'98 and is in the Western Michigan Hall of Fame, was considered a top candidate for the vacant WMU men's basketball head coaching job after the Broncos basketball program announced long-time coach Steve Hawkins would not return for an 18th season in the middle of last week.

Hawkins' salary as WMU's coach was $385,000 annually between his base salary and media obligations, while Washington's salary increased to $330,000 at Michigan.

Webb reported that Washington's decision to stay in Ann Arbor is "said to have been largely shaped by an extreme comfort with his current situation," including the comfort his family has found in Ann Arbor.

With Washington staying put, WMU athletic director Kathy Beauregard will have to look in a new direction to find who will lead the men's basketball program going forward.

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Why'll I'm disappoint we won't be seeing Coach Washington at University Arena, I am glad he is doing so well at Michigan...may it can still happen in the future!

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