Phil Martelli will be joining Juwan Howard's staff as an assistant coach at the University of Michigan.
The 64-year-old Martelli was head coach at Saint Joseph's for 24 years before being fired on March 19. He was named the AP Coach of the Year in 2004 after leading St. Joe's to an undefeated regular season and an appearance in the Elite Eight. St. Joe's had a 444-328 record during Martelli's tenure.
Martelli became an iconic fixture of the Big Five, and of the basketball scene in Philadelphia. He left an enduring legacy off the court as well, including through his work with Coaches vs. Cancer.
At the time of his firing, Martelli issued a statement acknowledging the "pain and the numbness" he felt after being let go.
Billy Lange left his job as an assistant with the Sixers in March to take Martelli's old role.
This will be Martelli's first assistant job since 1995 when he took over as head coach at St. Joe's after 10 seasons as an assistant.
Howard, a member of Michigan's "Fab Five," was introduced Thursday at an emotional press conference. He played 19 NBA seasons before transitioning to coaching.