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Chris Collins is Northwestern's next head coach

Chris Collins is Bill Carmody's replacement as Northwestern's head coach, and all is well in Northwestern basketball world as they gear up for a first ever NCAA Tournament run.

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Chris Collins plays various Chicago sports

First it was hockey. Thursday, it was baseball. WHY ISN'T CHRIS COLLINS PAYING ATTENTION TO NORTHWESTERN BASKETBALL?!?!?!?!?!?!? (Oh yeah, he's cool and making people excited about it.)

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Patrick Baldwin to round out NU staff

Northwestern will add another former Northwestern player as the third member of their staff: Patrick - not Pat - Baldwin will reportedly leave Missouri State to be an assistant under Chris Collins.

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Brian James likely to leave Sixers for NU

Brian James knows Illinois well and has tons of experience as an NBA assistant - he'll apparently swap from Doug Collins' staff with the Philadelphia 76ers to Chris Collins', which would make him Northwestern's second of three assistants.

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Hardy stays on as assistant

Tavaras Hardy is responsible for the lion's share of important players on Northwestern's roster, and the highly touted recruiter will stay at his alma mater under Chris Collins, who has retained him as an assistant coach.

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Hill, Vujic, out as assistants

Two of Bill Carmody's three assistant coaches will not be retained by Chris Collins, as former Rutgers head coach Fred Hill and international specialist Ivan Vujic will not be returning.

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Chris Collins intro sips

What people have to say about Chris Collins' introduction - and what we can learn about it, besides the fact that people are for once excited about Northwestern basketball.

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Chris Collins: NU is 'a perfect fit'

Northwestern basketball is used to aiming low and failing. Chris Collins has lofty goals for the Wildcats, as he said in his introductory press conference, and wants to use the school he described as "a dream" to start his own legacy.

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So, uh, do we have to root for Duke now?

Northwestern's next head coach will be on the sidelines for Duke tonight. Wait... does being a Chris Collins fan mean we have to root for Duke now? Yeesh.

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Is Drew Crawford leaving a possibility?

Many have noted that Chris Collins will need to turn quickly to Drew Crawford, to prevent the fifth-year senior from using his final year of eligibility at another school. Should NU worry about his departure?

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Duke, former players react to Chris Collins

Duke has deeeeeeeep connections, and a lot of those people said nice things about Chris Collins being Northwestern's next coach.

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Chris Collins: 7 years, 'very competitive' salary

Northwestern's commitment to Chris Collins isn't just short-term: he's under contract through the end of this decade as Northwestern gives him time to settle in.

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Chris Collins sips, ft. EVERYTHING

We went around teh internet and found what you had to say about Chris Collins. It was a lot!

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How can Chris Collins make NU more like Duke?

Duke is the worst! How can we be more like them?

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Collins hire was remarkably easy

Northwestern's basketball search was shockingly easy: instead of a long, dragged-out, and possibly failed process, the Wildcats landed the guy they wanted - and a guy who wants them - in Chris Collins right off the bat.

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Will Collins clear staff at Northwestern?

Northwestern's official website doesn't list any assistant coaches alongside Chris Collins - are key assistants Tavaras Hardy and Fred Hill done for?

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Northwestern officially hires Chris Collins

After a long day of waiting,, longtime Duke assistant Chris Collins will be the next head coach of Northwestern basketball, meaning the Wildcats got their first choice for the job.

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Greg Paulus to join Collins' staff?

With Chris Collins seemingly just an announcement away from being Northwestern's head coach, we can begin thinking about his staff, which will "likely" include Greg Paulus. Wait, WHAT?!?!?!

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NU has reportedly hired Chris Collins

Word is Chris Collins had already been hired as Northwestern's next basketball coach, as we wait for everything to get official.

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NU could hire Chris Collins this week

Chris Collins could be Northwestern's next basketball coach by the time Duke plays Michigan State Friday.

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Chris Collins continues to be front-runner

We're still a little while from hearing anything official, but talk about Northwestern's head coaching vacancy continues to center around Chris Collins, who leads the pack by more than a little bit.

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Chris Collins will be first to interview at NU

Chris Collins is the first confirmed interviewee for the Northwestern vacancy per Teddy Greenstein, while Jeff Goodman of CBS says that Collins to the Cats is "all but done".

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Chris Collins 'very interested' in NU job

Multiple reports indicate that Chris Collins would be interested - perhaps very interested - in filling Northwestern's coaching vacancy after the firing of Bill Carmody, and that he'd enjoy tackling the challenges the program faces.

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NU coaching search: Duke's Chris Collins?

The name mentioned most frequently with Northwestern's now-vacant head coaching position is Illinois native Chris Collins, who has been rumored to be in the mix for years. But is this just another pipe dream, or is the Duke assistant actually interested?

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