UCSB hires Arizona assistant Joe Pasternack as new head coach

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Joe Pasternack has been hired as UC Santa Barbara's basketball coach after serving as an assistant at Arizona for six years.

He helped develop future NBA players Aaron Gordon and Stanley Johnson while in Tucson.

Pasternack joined coach Sean Miller's staff in 2011 and was later promoted to associate head coach. The Wildcats played in five NCAA tournaments during his stint at Arizona.

Pasternack was head coach at the University of New Orleans from 2007 to 2011 and an assistant at California from 2000 to 2007.

Pasternack, who will turn 40 on April 15, was a student manager under coach Bob Knight at Indiana, where he graduated in 1999.

He replaces Bob Williams, who was let go by UC Santa Barbara in March after 19 years. Williams is the winningest coach in school history with 313 victories.

The Gauchos were 6-22 this season.