Chris Collins Taking Over at Northwestern
Less than 24 hours after former Duke teammate Bobby Hurley was hired as the new head coach at Buffalo, Chris Collins — who has served as an assistant on Mike Krzyzewski’s staff since the start of the 2000 season — has reportedly been tabbed to replace the recently fired Bill Carmody at Northwestern.
The Wildcats’ brass is no doubt hoping that Collins’ Windy City roots — he starred at Glenbrook North High School in suburban Northbrook prior to his college career (1992–1996) — can help deliver the school to its first NCAA tournament berth ever.
Collins was a member of the 1994 Duke team that lost to Arkansas in the national championship game and the team captain of the 1995–1996 squad. He entered the coaching ranks in 1997 after playing professionally for one season in Finland, spending time with the WNBA’s Detroit Shock (1997–1998) and Seton Hall (1998–2000) before returning to Durham.
Krzyzewski’s associate head coach since the summer of 2008, Collins will remain on the Blue Devils’ staff until the team finishes its postseason run. Chris Collins profile