Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 3/27/13
Northwestern has a new coach: Duke Blue Devils assistant Chris Collins. Collins was the top choice of Athletic Director Jim Phillips. Collins was rumored to be Bill Carmody’s replacement as far back as last year. Chris Collins is a local guy so this is a homecoming. He’s from the North Shore, his Dad is former Chicago Bulls coach and current Philadelphia 76ers coach Doug Collins. And as a player, he was the state of Illinois Mr. Basketball as a prep. The associate head coach, Chris Collins will continue to coach with the Blue Devils until they finish the postseason. Hopefully, that comes Friday night in a Sweet sixteen matchup versus Michigan State. CBS Sports was the first to make the Chris Collins hire official. Some things Chris Collins needs to do immediately: -Attendance is very poor; especially among the students. He needs to win hearts and minds soon -Retain top scorer Drew Crawford for another season, if the NCAA grants him a medical hardship year. -Retain top recruit Jaren Sina; one of the highest rated recruits in Northwestern history. The NU commit has re-opened his recruiting. Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports Bank.net, a Google News site generating millions of visitors. He also contributes regularly to MSN, Fox Sports , Chicago Now, Walter Football.com and Yardbarker A Fulbright scholar, author and MBA, Banks has appeared on the History Channel, as well as Clear Channel, ESPN and CBS radio all over the world. President Barack Obama follows him on Twitter (@PaulMBanks) The post Duke Assistant Chris Collins takes Northwestern job appeared first on The Sports Bank.Net.
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