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Northwestern will hire Chris Collins

By Jeff Goodman | College Basketball Insider

Duke associate head coach and Illinois native Chris Collins will become the next head coach at Northwestern.

Collins met with the Northwestern administration on Monday and a deal is expected to be finalized on Wednesday. Collins will continue to coach withthe Blue Devils until they finish the postseason.

Collins is a former Illinois Mr. Basketball and McDonald's All-American out of Glenbrook North High. He played at Duke in the mid 1990s, and has been on Mike Krzyzewski's staff since 2000. He was also an assistant under Tommy Amaker at Seton Hall for two seasons. Collins' father, Doug, is the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Collins replaces Bill Carmody, who was unable to get the Wildcats into the NCAA tournament in his 13 seasons at the helm. The Wildcats never have reached the NCAA tournament. Carmody was close, going to four straight NIT's from 2009 to 2012. However, he was fired after the team went 13-19 this past season.

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