|Northwestern hires Collins as coach|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 27 March 2013 18:05|
Collins, the son of Philadelphia 76ers coach Doug Collins, is a logical fit given his ties to the area, the academic similarities to Duke and his basketball pedigree. He is from suburban Northbrook, about 15 miles from the campus in Evanston, played for the Blue Devils and spent the past 13 years at Duke.
His task is to get Northwestern to the NCAA tournament. That's something the Wildcats have never done, although they came close in recent years under Bill Carmody. He was let go after 13 seasons.