Howard’s signature absent at A

By Erik Hall

Former Illinois basketball player Jerrance Howard recently accepted a position with the Texas A&M; men’s basketball team as an athletic assistant.

Texas A&M; head coach Billy Gillispie confirmed that Howard will likely be joining his staff in the next few days. Gillispie noted that some details need completion before Howard officially becomes a member of the Aggies staff.

“It is not official until he gets here and signs a contract,” Gillispie said.

By Monday, Howard’s paper work should be completed, Gillispie said.

“I don’t foresee any problems,” he said.

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    Gillispie served as assistant basketball coach at Illinois from 2000 until 2002 on Bill Self’s staff. Howard played guard for the Illini from 1999 until 2004.

    Texas A&M; hired Gillispie as their head basketball coach in March 2004 after he coached the University of Texas-El Paso to the NCAA tournament in 2004.