Coach Rodney Billups will enter his first season with the University of Denver men’s basketball team. Billups comes to Denver after spending six seasons on Tad Boyle’s staff at the University of Colorado.
During his first two years (2010-12) in Boulder, Billups was the director of basketball operations where he was an integral part of the behind-of-the-scenes success of back-to-back school-bests 24-win campaigns with travel, scheduling, and the day-to-day operations of the program.
When he was promoted to the coaching staff as an assistant coach prior to the 2012-13 season, the Buffaloes didn’t skip a beat. Billups continued CU’s excellence enjoying their finest seasons with a 21-win campaign in 2012-13, and another 23 victories in 2013-14, the third-most victories in school history.
During Billups’s tenure with the coaching staff, the Buffaloes’ have accumulated 130 victories, which have included five of CU’s nine 20+ winning seasons in school history. The Buffaloes’ have had six-straight seasons of post-season play (2010-2016) and three-straight NCAA Tournament berths (2011-14) and a fourth appearance in 2016.
Over the last six seasons, Billups has coached a number of CU student-athletes to conference excellence.
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