Reno of the D-League hires Grinnell assistant coach David Arseneault Jr.


RENO, Nev. — The top assistant for college basketball’s top-scoring offense is getting a shot in the pros.

David Arseneault Jr., the associate head coach at Division III Grinnell in Iowa, was hired Friday as the coach of the Reno Bighorns, the Sacramento Kings’ affiliate in the NBA Development League.

The 28-year-old Arseneault worked under his father at Grinnell. The Pioneers made national headlines in 2012 when Jack Taylor scored an NCAA-record 138 points in a 179-104 victory against Faith Baptist Bible.

Grinnell has made a name for itself with a system built around shooting as quickly as possible and employing substitutions like hockey shifts.