Underwood to ink 6-year extension at Illinois

University of Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman announced Thursday an extension for men’s basketball head coach Brad Underwood, pending approval by the UI Board of Trustees at its Sept. 23 meeting. The new agreement will keep Underwood on a six-year contract through the 2026-27 season. Underwood’s proposed contract will move his total annual compensation into the top

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Hamer elevated to Assistant to the Head Coach at Illinois

Illinois head coach Brad Underwood announced Friday that Zach Hamer has been elevated to the position of assistant to the head coach. Hamer takes over this role after spending the last two seasons on the Fighting Illini staff as video coordinator. Illinois Basketball has enjoyed widespread success over the last two seasons, with Hamer’s tenure aligning with the winningest two-year Big Ten run in program

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Anderson named Assistant Basketball Coach at Illinois

Illinois head coach Brad Underwood announced Friday the hiring of Tim Anderson as assistant coach. The Chicago native brings 15 years of coaching and training experience to the Fighting Illini staff. “Tim is the complete package. He has expertise in every area to benefit our players and our program,” Underwood said. “You’re talking about someone who is an industry

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Tyler Underwood Joins Illinois Basketball Staff

Illinois head coach Brad Underwood announced the hiring of Tyler Underwood to the Fighting Illini staff as director of recruiting and scouting. Tyler Underwood recently concluded a six-year college career, including the last four years at Illinois. He appeared in 40 career games over three seasons as a Fighting Illini. Underwood was part of the

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Alexander promoted to Assistant Coach at Illinois

Illinois head coach Brad Underwood announced Friday that Geoff Alexander has been elevated to assistant coach. Alexander moves to an on-court coaching and recruiting position after spending the last four seasons on the Fighting Illini staff as assistant to the head coach. Alexander has contributed to scouting reports, game and practice preparations, offensive and defensive

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Frazier named Assistant Basketball Coach at Illinois

Illinois head coach Brad Underwood announced the hiring of Chester Frazier as assistant coach. A former starting point guard for the Fighting Illini, Frazier returns to his alma mater bringing nearly a decade worth of experience as an assistant coach at the high-major level. “We are thrilled to welcome Chester Frazier back to the University

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Hoop Insights: Ayo Dosunmu Keeps Getting Better

For the past two years, amidst moderate draft buzz, Ayo Dosunmu, the Chicago native has returned, been talked about in the preseason, and helped raise the level of the program. The Illini won 12 games his freshman year, 21 last year, and they’re on pace to pass that mark this year, now sitting at fifth in the country.

Illinois Announces Basketball Staff Changes

Illinois men’s basketball head coach Brad Underwood announced Tuesday the following staff reorganization. Stephen Gentry has been hired as assistant coach, reuniting with Underwood after spending the last two years at Gonzaga as director of operations for coach Mark Few. The Bulldogs had a stellar 65-9 record over his two seasons, winning back-to-back West Coast Conference titles and

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Daily Dirt – 9/6/17

Here are a few things that I’ve heard as school gets underway…   I can confirm that Matt Vogel has been named as the Director of Basketball Operations on Derek Kellogg’s new staff at LIU Brooklyn. He had been on Kellogg’s administrative staff at UMass since 2009, serving most recently as the operations coordinator. It

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