Collins ‘excited’ to be back in Chicago as NU head coach

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Chris Collins was introduced as the new head coach of men’s basketball at Northwestern University Tuesday.

“I can’t tell you all enough how excited I am to be back in Chicago. This is home for me, no matter where my travel and trails ever went, Chicago was always my home,” Collins said at a news conference Tuesday.

Collins, a Northbrook native, won Illinois’ Mr. Basketball Award back in 1992 at Glenbrook North High School.

Collins played four seasons at Duke University in the mid-nineties and returned as an assistant coach in 2000.

Collins’ father, Doug, served as the Chicago Bulls head coach from 1986 to 1989.

Collins’ goal is to bring a national championship to Northwestern for the first time since their only title in 1931.

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  • bobhamiltonchicago

    Why is the word excited in quotation marks? Unless he only used that one word in his interview, I can't think of any reason to "use" "quotation marks" "," "Can you?"

  • Aononymous

    Recruiting for Duke and recruiting for NU are two totally different things. He'll have a lot of things against him, most of all those world war I facilities.