Duke's Collins, Northwestern meet about coaching vacancy

lkeeley@newsobserver.comMarch 27, 2013 



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Duke assistant coach Chris Collins met with the Northwestern administration about their head coaching opening Monday night, a Duke employee confirmed.

Collins, an assistant to Mike Krzyzewski for 13 years, didn’t go to to the Evanston, Ill., campus for the interview.

Collins grew up in the Chicago area, earning Illinois Mr. Basketball out of Glenbrook North High before playing at Duke from 1992-1996. Prior to his return to his alma mater, Collins played professionally for a year in Finland, and served as an assistant coach for the Detroit Shock of the WNBA (1998) and at Seton Hall under former Duke star Tommy Amarker (1999-2000). He joined the Duke staff in 2000.

The Wildcats fired Bill Carmody after 13 seasons. Northwestern is the only major conference program that has never appeared in an NCAA tournament.

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