Steve Wojciechowski is becoming a source of breaking news for Marquette University basketball fans, as the first-year head coach followed up a June 10 tweet about how well Marquette alumni have represented the program with a message on June 11 that welcomed back one of the university's favorite sons, Travis Diener, back to the program as director of player personnel.
The university announced the move with a statement shortly thereafter on Wednesday in which Diener said he is "excited to be coming back where it all began for me. I am extremely humbled that Coach Wojciechowski thinks highly enough of me to give me this opportunity as I start the next chapter in my life and more importantly come back to the place that means so much to me and my family."
Diener played from 2001–2005 and was a central figure in the Golden Eagles' Final Four run in 2003. He is the sixth leading scorer in Marquette history with 1,691 points, ranks second in 3-pointers made (284) and third in assists (617).
Drafted into the NBA in 2005, he played three seasons before continuing his career overseas. He retired earlier this week from Dinamo Sassari in Italy.
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