Arizona hires New Orleans head coach as assistant

Arizona has hired University of New Orleans head basketball

coach Joe Pasternack as an assistant coach.

The move was announced Thursday by Wildcats coach Sean


The 34-year-old Pasternack is leaving a Privateers program that

is being demoted from Division I to Division II next season.

He was hired by New Orleans in July 2007 and led the school to a

19-win season in 2007-08.

Pasternack was an administrator and assistant coach at the

University of California from 2000-07.