Chris Collins was introduced as Northwestern’s 24th head men’s basketball coach Tuesday. But that may have been the second most important development inside Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Collins’ Blue Devil blood alone is probably enough to get most Illini fans’ own boiling, but he may also elevate the rivalry in other ways both on and off the court in Evanston.
Though new Northwestern basketball coach Chris Collins, currently an assistant coach for Duke, claims his focus right now is winning a National Championship with the Blue Devils, he called the Wildcats job “everything I was looking for.”
Northwestern has officially announced Duke assistant Chris Collins as its next head basketball coach, according to a team release.
Collins and Northwestern may be an ideal fit. It will certainly look and sound that way while it’s still all about appearances.
Chris Collins will indeed be the next head coach at Northwestern.
As multiple reports Tuesday indicate Northwestern will hire Duke assistant Chris Collins as its next head coach, CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein joined 670 The Score’s Adam Hoge to talk about the potential hire.
Duke associate head coach and Illinois native Chris Collins is the heavy frontrunner to replace Bill Carmody at Northwestern.
He needs to cut the cord with Bill Carmody. Then, if NU’s AD is as smart as NU’s student body, he’ll make every effort to replace him with Duke associate head coach Chris Collins, a prodigal North Shore son who would fit Evanston like a winter glove.
Duke associate head coach Chris Collins reportedly prefers the Northwestern job over the Illinois job.
Thomas’ latest rejection has left him in a tough spot. Other candidates now know how much money Illinois is willing to spend.
It’s difficult enough to hire the right basketball coach at Illinois, without choosing to limit the field of candidates beforehand.
With Bruce Weber’s Illinois tenure in the rear-view mirror, multiple names have begun to surface as a potential replacement.
With Bruce Weber officially out the door, here are nine possible Illini head coaching candidates.