Tavaras Hardy promoted

Tavaras Hardy, the former Northwestern basketball player who has

been part of coach Bill Carmody’s Wildcats staff the previous five

seasons, was promoted to associate head coach Thursday.

Hardy was a four-year letterman for the Wildcats, graduating in

2002.

Hardy has been a top recruiter for the Wildcats. Northwestern

has had back-to-back 20-victory seasons and made three straight

appearances in the NIT.