Report: Ohio’s Groce Set To Become New Illinois Coach

(CBS) It looks as though the whirlwind that has been Illinois’ search for a new basketball coach will soon settle.

According to a report, barring unforeseen circumstances, Illinois is set to hire Ohio University’s John Groce as its next basketball coach.

The Tribune reported a flight from the Illinois airport to the Ohio University airport in Athens, Ohio, was scheduled to land at 1:47 p.m. CT.

Groce, who has coached at Ohio since 2008, has led the Bobcats to two of the last three NCAA tournaments. They played in the Sweet 16 this season after beating Michigan and South Florida.

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  • illinicubbies

    is the typical slimeball travelling coaches busy? where are the Calipari’s, Sampson’s and um, well pick a guy…. John Groce is not Better than Weber

    34-30 in the MAC? really

    • Nick C

      yes because the calipari’s really want to coach at U of I (insert sarcasm here)

      • illinicubbies

        he coached at Memphis, are you saying Memphis is better than the U of I too… I completely understand that Kentucky is a bigger, better, stronger program… but come on Illinois seems to be a no brainer program for a slimeball… not that I want to cheat and pay my way to a championship. the fact that no slimeballs have been vocal about the gig surprises me.

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