Ole Miss basketball assistant Al Pinkins is leaving to join the Tennessee staff of new coach Donnie Tyndall.
Pinkins and Tyndall were very close friends when they coached together at Middle Tennessee. Pinkins came to Ole Miss from MTSU where he coached for eight season.
A Georgia native and former North Carolina State player, Pinkins also served as recruiting coordinator and just completed his third season at Ole Miss.
Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy says he’ll begin a search for Pinkins’ replacement early next week after he returns from a recruiting trip.
The Ole Miss staff currently includes Sergio Rouco (three years) and Bill Armstrong (eight years), along with operation coordinator Dayton Miller.
Armstrong was promoted from operations to floor assistant in 2011.