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Brad is putting the final touches on his new staff.

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Brad Underwood is putting the final touches on his new staff after losing two of his assistants to Kentucky earlier this offseason.

Illinois announced Friday afternoon that Tim Anderson, a Chicago native who spent the past four seasons at DePaul, will be joining the Illini’s staff later this month.

“Tim is the complete package. He has expertise in every area to benefit our players and our program,” Underwood said in a statement. “He is without question an ‘Every Day Guy’ who is the perfect addition to our staff.”

Before working at DePaul, Anderson led Ground Zero Training in Chicago, which prepares college players for the NBA Draft. He also served as program director for AAU program MeanStreets.

Anderson also has some high school and college coaching experience. He played college ball at Division II Oklahoma Panhandle State.

“It’s exciting to become part of Illinois Basketball, to join a program that is truly special with its history and its fan base, and to join Coach Underwood’s winning culture, a coach who has won everywhere he’s been throughout his career,” Anderson said in a statement.

Anderson’s start date with the Illini is July 26.