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Maryland women's basketball: Assistant David Adkins Hired by NBA's Wizards

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David Adkins moves from assistant coach to player development role in D.C.

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David Adkins, in his fifth year as an assistant women's basketball coach at the University of Maryland, has been hired in a player development role with the Washington Wizards. The news was first reported by Michael Lee.

During his five seasons at Maryland, Adkins helped the Terps to a record of 130-38. He helped to achieve four top 4 conference finishes and culminated with a Final Four appearance in 2014. While in College Park, he dramatically improved the games of future pros Alyssa Thomas and Tianna Hawkins from under the radar recruits to top 10 WNBA draft picks.

Adkins gained international experience assisting with the Under-19 Team at the Youth Championships in 2006. Prior to Maryland, he coached at powerhouse high school programs DeMatha and Montrose Christian. At those programs he worked with Kevin Durant (currently a free agent), Victor Oladipo and former Maryland legend Greivis Vasquez.

Coach Brenda Frese posted on Twitter her congratulations and posed a question of whether Adkins is making an unprecedented leap from women's assistant directly to the NBA.