Kyle Triggs and Dalip Bhatia have officially been hired as assistant coaches at Rutgers, the school announced.
“We are very excited to add Kyle and Dalip to our staff,” head coach Eddie Jordan said in a statement. “They are high-character individuals who will represent the program well. Kyle is hard working and industrious. He has a great insight for the game. Dalip is a Rutgers man. He is detail-oriented and highly regarded in the metro basketball community.”
Triggs worked with Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan when on the Los Angeles Lakers staff. Triggs was the assistant to the head coach when Mike Brown was the head coach of the Lakers, and was retained as an assistant by Mike D’Antoni.
Before working in the NBA, Triggs was an assistant coach with Division II Walsh University in Canton, Ohio.
Triggs spent four years at West Virgina as a team manager while he was an undergraduate before spending a year as a graduate assistant with the Mountaineers.
Bhatia has been hired as Rutgers’ director of basketball operations.
Bhatia had been a St. Peter’s assistant coach for the past five years. Prior to his time at St. Peter’s he was an assistant coach at Kean University.
Bhatia graduated from Rutgers’ Business School in 2005.
The two fill the void left by Josh Loeffler and Jimmy Martellit. Loefller was Rutgers’ director of basketball operations, and had left earlier this month to become an assistant at Loyola, while assistant coach Jimmy Martelli resigned in the wake of the Mike Rice fallout.