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Kent State men's basketball assistant coach Bobby Steinburg is reportedly a candidate to join new head coach Chris Jans' staff at Bowling Green. Jans, a former Wichita State assistant coach, accepted the Falcons' top post on Monday. He signed a six-year contract worth $325,000 annually after helping the Shockers go 35-1 in 2013-14.
Steinburg and Jans have a relationship, since both served as assistant coaches at the University of Idaho in 2001 under head coach C. David Farrar.
Steinburg joined the Golden Flashes staff in 2008 under then-head coach Geno Ford, and remained on the staff when current head coach Rob Senderoff took over the program in 2011 after Ford was hired by Bradley University.
If Steinburg does leave, it will likely be for financial reasons. Senderoff is now at the bottom of the MAC East Division in salary at $250,000 per
season, and Kent State's assistant coaches are also among the lowest-paid in the MAC.
Senderoff lost an assistant coach after his first season in 2011-12, former Golden Flashes star player Jordan Mincy, after Mincy landed a higher-paying job at the College of Charleston.
Mincy then joined Tod Kowalczyk's staff at MAC rival Toledo last April.
Jans will reportedly conduct interviews with assistant coach candidates this weekend.
Another assistant basketball coach leaves to a MAC rival. Come on Neilsen, we HAD the premier program. Now we are losing assistants -ASSISTANTS- to our rivals. Time to give basketball the attention it deserves.