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|Recruiting just got a lot easier for Joe Pasternack III.|
Pasternack will not have to go into a recruit's home trying to persuade them to come to the University of New Orleans with its cloud of uncertainty surrounding its athletic program.
He will be going into the home of much more publicized recruits to be a part of the University of Arizona's basketball team.
The Wildcats were part of the Elite Eight last year, falling eventually to national champion Connecticut 65-63 after eliminating Duke.
Pasternack resigned as head coach at the University of New Orleans after accepting an assistant coaching job under Sean Miller at Arizona.
Not that going to a school like Arizona made his decision to leave UNO any easier.
"I had an unbelievable experience in New Orleans," Pasternack said. "I wouldn't trade it for anything."
The decision was also made tougher considering the 34-year-old Pasternack grew up in New Orleans after a year in kindergarten in Ferriday when parents Joe Jr. and Sarah Pasternack made the move to the Crescent City.
Pasternack spent the last four seasons as head coach at the University of New Orleans.
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