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Former Buffaloes PG Nate Tomlinson joins basketball coaching staff

Tomlinson returns home after his professional career.

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Just like a boomerang, Nate Tomlinson is back in Boulder. The former Colorado Buffaloes point guard has announced via social media that he has rejoined the basketball program, this time as part of the coaching staff.

Tomlinson played at Colorado from 2008 to 2012. He started for three of those years and was instrumental in the program transitioning from Jeff Bzdelik to Tad Boyle. In 2011-12, the tattooed Australian was an essential member of the improbable Pac-12 Championship run and the subsequent trip to the NCAA Tournament.

After graduating, Tomlinson went back to his hometown to play for Melbourne United. The great leader he is, Tomlinson co-captained Melbourne to the best record in the National Basketball League. He retired last year at the age of 28 to pursue a career coaching. He joined his father’s coaching staff at Shantou University in the Chinese province of Guangdong. A year later, he has joined his second father, Tad Boyle, as a coaching intern. I’m not quite sure what exactly he will be tasked with, but it be will great to see on the sidelines interacting with McKinley Wright and other young Buffs.

Welcome back, Nate!