Three day camps and a team camp scheduled
Abdur-Rahim spent three seasons as an assistant coach to Billy Kennedy at Murray State, helping the Racers post a 73-26 record, win two Ohio Valley Conference titles and participate in the NCAA Tournament and the NIT once each.
"It's so important that our young men are constantly surrounded by the highest quality role models and mentors, and Amir is exactly that," said Gregory. "In addition to his great basketball knowledge, Amir has great respect and a great reputation in the Atlanta area. He'll be able to positively impact the development of all our players, both on and off the court. Amir has proven himself a high-qualify recruiter and coach on this level."
Abdur-Rahim spent two seasons as a graduate assistant with the Racers before briefly taking a position on the prep level at Wheeler High School in Marietta, Ga. Just about the time he was ready to begin the school year there in 2008, he got a call from Kennedy to come back to MSU and he accepted. His history with Kennedy dates back to when he was recruited to play for him at Southeastern Louisiana University in 2001.
"To be from Atlanta and having grown up with Georgia Tech basketball, and now to be back home and part of it is unbelievably exciting," said Abdur-Rahim. "A lot of what we do is about growth, from building a program to growing as a coach and helping develop young men. It's exciting to be a part of the things Coach Gregory has planned here, and to be able to give back to these players, the city and Georgia Tech basketball is a dream come true."
Abdur-Rahim enjoyed an outstanding career at SLU and was a large part in helping build the Lions' program. During his SLU career from 2001-04, he was a three-time All-Southland Conference selection and led the Lions in scoring three-straight seasons and finished as the school's seventh all-time scorer with 1,282 points. More importantly, he helped turn a program that had a 7-20 record to one that went 20-9 and won a regular season conference championship in only three years.
The Atlanta native earned a degree in general business in 2004 from Southeastern Louisiana and a master's degree in organizational communication from Murray State in 2008. He is one of 13 children in his family.