Michigan State Men's Basketball has named Saddi Washington as an assistant coach on Thursday morning.

Washington (pictured above) played high school basketball at Lansing Sexton before becoming a star at Western Michigan University, leading the Broncos to the NCAA Tournament in 1998.

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Washington began his coaching career in 2004 at Romulus HS as a volunteer assistant.  He then had stints as an assistant at Oakland University and at the University of Michigan.

MSU Head Coach Tom Izzo had this to say about Saddi's hiring:

"I've known him since he was in junior high school, where he had Doug Herner as a teacher and I've had a great relationship with him and his family for a long, long time. Obviously, he's got some deep ties at Michigan State as his parents and his brother are all alums and his father, Stan, was one of the greats of our program.  Saddi is not only a real and genuine person, but he's an incredible coach who has had a great career working for some great people, from my good friend Greg Kampe at Oakland and to his last eight years at Michigan, under both John Beilein and Juwan Howard. He's an outstanding teacher with a great basketball IQ and has been recognized as a great recruiter, in and out of Michigan."

"We're excited to welcome Saddi back home and to have his wife, Channon, and their two kids, Sidney and Caleb, as part of the Spartan Family."

Saddi joins fellow assistants Doug Wojcik, Austin Thornton, Thomas Kelley, and Jon Borovich on Coach Izzo's staff.

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