Chris Hunter promoted to Dir Ops for Michigan Men’s Basketball |

Nice feature on a local guy — local to Northwest Indiana. Chris Hunter is a former basketball star at perennial Indiana high school powerhouse, Gary West Side. Hunter went on to play for the University of Michigan and now has been promoted to Director of Operations for the men’s basketball team at his alma mater.

by Al Hamnik, Northwest Indiana Times

Wait. Hold on just a minute.

That well-wisher standing near Michigan’s Moritz “Mo” Wagner at last Thursday night’s NBA Draft in Brooklyn looked awfully familiar.

Wagner is 6-foot-11 and the guy he was talking to was almost at eye level. Who was he?


The University of Michigan website held the answer. It was West Side grad and former Wolverine Chris Hunter, director of basketball operations at the Big Ten basketball power.

Hunter was promoted last August after spending three years as the director of player personnel.

“With Chris’ experience as a former student-athlete, his degree from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, as well as his professional playing experience, we know he will bring great talent and expertise to our program. We are excited to have Chris back in Ann Arbor.”

In addition to general administration of the men’s basketball program, Hunter will manage the Wolverines budget, scheduling, team travel, training table as well as assisting in the direction of U-M’s summer camps.

He continues to manage aspects of academic, admissions and financial aid support.

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