NCAA Men's Basketball

Source: Northwestern, Duke's Collins near deal

03/27 1:46 PM

Duke assistant coach Chris Collins and Northwestern are close to a deal to install him as the Wildcats' next coach, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com's Andy Katz.

Duke assistant coach Chris Collins and Northwestern are close to a deal to install him as the Wildcats' next coach, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com senior writer Andy Katz on Wednesday.

CBSSports.com reported Collins and Northwestern have agreed to a deal, but the source told ESPN.com's Katz there were still details to be worked out and an introductory news conference would not be held until after Duke is done playing this season.

CBSSports.com reported that an announcement is expected Wednesday.

Duke, a No. 2 seed in the Midwest region of the NCAA tournament, faces third-seeded Michigan State on Friday in the Sweet 16.

Collins, the son of 76ers coach Doug Collins, had been a leading candidate to replace Bill Carmody, who was fired March 16 following 13 years without an NCAA berth.

Collins has been an assistant under Mike Krzyzewski since 2000 and also played for the Blue Devils.

Collins is a native of the Chicago suburb of Northbrook, Ill., where he starred as a McDonald's All American at Glenbrook North High School. He has recruited the Chicago area for Duke and helped land Jon Scheyer and Sean Dockery for the Blue Devils.


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