User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto Racing
Horses
More
Betting Tools

 
Northwestern interviews Duke's Collins

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

Duke assistant Chris Collins has interviewed for the head coach opening at Northwestern, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Advertisement
The person said Collins spoke with Northwestern about the job on Monday. That person spoke on condition of anonymity because Northwestern is not publicly discussing the hiring process.

Collins, a native of the Chicago suburb of Northbrook, Ill. - roughly 15 miles from the Northwestern campus in Evanston. He's the son of Philadelphia 76ers coach Doug Collins.

The former Mr. Basketball in Illinois was a star guard for Duke from 1993-96 and played overseas before starting a coaching career that included stints with WNBA's Detroit Shock and with Tommy Amaker's staff at Seton Hall.

He joined Mike Krzyzewski's staff in 2000 and was promoted to associate head coach in 2008.

Collins, who has never been a head coach, interviewed last year for the job at Illinois State - his father's alma mater - before withdrawing, saying it wasn't the right fit. The Redbirds ultimately hired Dan Muller from Vanderbilt's staff.

Speaking over the weekend while the Blue Devils were playing in Philadelphia for the NCAA tournament, Krzyzewski said he feels he has three head coaches on his staff in Collins, associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski and Jeff Capel - the former coach at Oklahoma and Virginia Commonwealth.

``I could lose any of my guys at any time. I feel I have the best staff in America, pro or college,'' Krzyzewski said. Collins ``will be great - all three of those guys would be great, and all those guys that work with them, all the pro guys, will tell you the same thing.''

Northwestern - which has never appeared in the NCAA tournament - is searching for a replacement for Bill Carmody, who was fired earlier this month after going 192-210 in 13 seasons. His teams made four straight National Invitation Tournament appearances from 2009-12.

---

AP Basketball Writer Dan Gelston in Philadelphia contributed to this report.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
ASU extends both basketball coaches
Jack Kraft, Villanova coach, dies at 93
DePaul recruit Doby to attend prep school
IU adds recruit to newest freshmen class
Ewing, Falk give $3.3M to G'town center
UConn walk-on Amilo gets scholarship
Pearl eager to get to work at Auburn
NCAA to appeal O'Bannon decision
UConn to meet Ohio State, Arizona
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NCAABK College Basketball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
2013 CBK SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
The Gold Sheet + 3952
Bill Marzano + 2405
Tony Stoffo + 2235
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
No Games Last 7 Days  
   
   
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
The Gold Sheet 57 %
The SportsBoss 56 %
Tony Stoffo 55 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
The Gold Sheet + 2810
Bruce Marshall + 2797
The Prez + 1048
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kyle Hunter + 3283
Antony Dinero + 1301
Tony Stoffo + 1265
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Marc Lawrence + 1600
The SportsBoss + 1422
Bruce Marshall + 1116
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Daily Fantasy