Mad Ants complete naming staff positions

With the season quickly approaching, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants finalized some team positions on Wednesday adding assistant coach Norman Richardson, Director of Basketball Operations Chris Taylor, athletic trainer Daniel Rosselli and basketball operations intern Scott King.

Richardson was an assistant coach and interim head coach last year with the Erie BayHawks. He played for the Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls in 2001-02 after completing his career at Hofstra.

Taylor has worked the last five years with the Pacers, starting as a basketball operations intern in 2012. King played in college at Stony Brook and a final year at Fairfield, and Rosselli worked with the Southern Methodist University football team in 2016.

Assistant coach Jhared Simpson, head physical trainer and athletic trainer Collin Brown and head strength and conditioning coach Json Manikowski are returning to the Mad Ants, and Alex Cerda has been promoted to video coordinator after working last season as a basketball operations intern.

The home schedule opens Nov. 7 against Greensboro.