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Marshall basketball assistant coach Chris Duhon resigns following Saturday arrest

Assistant basketball coach Chris Duhon has resigned from the Marshall program, officials announced Tuesday.

A release from MU’s athletic department announced the resignation with no further comment, citing the issue as a personnel matter.

Duhon was arrested early Saturday morning by Hurricane police and charged with driving on a license revoked for driving under the influence. His DUI arrest came on Nov. 30, 2015, also in Putnam County.

Sources said MU officials discovered two other occasions the 34-year-old Hurricane resident was apprehended for driving without a valid license. One instance occurred out of state; the other came in May when he was pulled over for speeding on Interstate 64.

Barboursville police cited him for the lesser offense of driving on a suspended license, in addition to speeding, village officials confirmed. He was not arrested, and paid a fine to resolve the citation.

Driving under a license revoked for DUI is more serious than driving under a license suspended for other reasons. That offense is punishable by a 30-day to six-month sentence and a $100-$500 fine.

Duhon’s license is likely revoked in connection with his Nov. 30, 2015 arrest in Putnam County. He was found in an Eleanor subdivision sleeping in his car, which was parked with the engine running. He was charged with aggravated DUI, with a blood-alcohol content exceeding .15 percent.

He pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of DUI with blood-alcohol level below .15 percent and paid a $100 fine plus $282.98 in court costs. He was suspended from the MU staff for two months.

The resignation leaves a void in MU’s coaching staff. Formerly a point guard at Duke and four NBA teams over nine years, Duhon has helped tutor Jon Elmore, Conference USA’s leading scorer and No. 2 in assists, among other guards.

Duhon was brought to Huntington in 2014 by new coach Dan D’Antoni. The two crossed paths when Duhon played for the New York Knicks (2008-10) and the Los Angeles Lakers (2012-13). At those times, D’Antoni was an assistant coach under brother Mike.

Contact Doug Smock at 304-348-5130 or dougsmock@wvgazettemail.com. Follow him on Twitter @dougsmock and read his blog at http://blogs.wvgazettemail.com/dougsmock/.

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