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TCU women's basketball adds very famous name to staff

Former Oklahoma center Abi Olajuwon, daughter of NBA legend Hakeem Olajuwon, was named a TCU assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.
Former Oklahoma center Abi Olajuwon, daughter of NBA legend Hakeem Olajuwon, was named a TCU assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Eastern Michigan

One of the greatest names in basketball history is joinining the TCU women's basketball staff.

Abi Olajuwon, daughter of NBA Hall of Fame legend Hakeem Olajuwon has been hired as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, TCU coach Raegan Pebley announced.

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Former Oklahoma center Abi Olajuwon, daughter of Hall of Fame legend Hakeem Olajuwon, was named a TCU assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Sue Ogrocki AP Photo

"She comes to TCU with an established commitment and belief in our culture, as well as being mentored by coaches we hold in high esteem," Pebley said in a release. "She is relationship driven and a very skilled post development coach. We are excited about the impact Coach Olajuwon can have on our program."

Olajuwon played at Oklahoma and played on the Sooners' 2009 and '10 Final Four teams. She averaged 10.6 points and 7.3 rebounds while starting all 38 games as a senior in 2009-10.

"To be apart of the Frog Family and to be back in the Big 12 is a dream come true," Olajuwon said in a release. "I'm excited about Coach Pebley’s vision for TCU women's basketball and ready to help continue the success that was accomplished last season."

Olajuwon has spent the past two seasons as an assistant at Eastern Michigan. She began he coaching career as an assistant at Cal State Fullerton.

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