Northwestern will hire Chris Collins
It's been no secret that Chris Collins was the frontrunner for the Northwestern job. However, now it's a done deal. Sources told CBSSports.com that Collins has agreed in principle to become the next coach of the Wildcats -- and he'll try to make history by taking the program to the NCAA tournament for the first time.
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.
CBS Sports HQ Daily Newsletter
Get the best highlights and stories - yeah, just the good stuff handpicked by our team to start your day.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
Joeviair Kennedy was a freshman on Western Michigan's basketball team when a WMU student died...
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander also discuss James Wiseman, CJ Walker and other elite prospects...
Jaden McDaniels has the body of a young Kevin Durant and might be the best NBA prospect in...
Los Angeles, which is building a covered stadium, was snubbed from Final Four consideration...
The big man, favored to ultimately pick Kentucky or Memphis, has some interesting rivals pushing...
Cole Anthony, son of UNLV great Greg Anthony, averaged 26.2 points at recruiting's biggest...