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    University of Hawaii basketball assistant coach Chris Acker at the Stan Sheriff Center in 2015. After two years on the job, Acker is leaving to join the staff at Boise State.

Hawaii men’s basketball assistant coach Chris Acker is officially on the move to Boise State.

Acker’s departure from the Rainbow Warriors’ staff after two years on the job was confirmed today in the form of a press release by the Broncos of the Mountain West. Acker joins the staff of Leon Rice for the 2017-18 season with what’s expected to include a significant bump in pay.

The move had been expected since last week, when a job posting for an assistant coach went up on the University of Hawaii’s website.

Acker joined then-new coach Eran Ganot’s staff in the offseason of 2015. The former Chaminade guard oversaw team defense and player development, and worked primarily with the team’s post players.

“We want to congratulate Chris on his new position,” Ganot said in a statement. “Chris has played a pivotal role in our program’s success and his efforts have allowed us to get where we’re at today. We’re extremely grateful for his contributions, particularly in developing our student-athletes both on and off the court. As good as he is as a coach, we’ll miss him most as a person. We wish him — as well as Jen and their two boys — all the best in this next chapter of their lives.

“In the meantime, we look forward to completing our staff in the near future and are excited about getting our team ready for a great 2017-18 season.”

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