IOWA CITY — Former Iowa assistant men’s basketball coach Joel Cornette died at his Chicago apartment early Tuesday morning, the Indianapolis Star reported. Cornette was 35.
Cornette, a former player and director of operations at Butler, followed Coach Todd Lickliter to Iowa in 2007 and spent three years as an Iowa assistant. He worked in television for two years and has become a sports agent in the Chicago area.
Former Iowa player Matt Gatens responded on Twitter.
Awful news. One of best coaches I've had and even better guy. Thoughts and prayers go out to Cornette fam https://t.co/69TGZrqxhs
— Matt Gatens (@mattg8ens) August 16, 2016
The Star reported the cause of death is undetermined and an autopsy is planned.
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