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

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.

2 comments

  • 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.

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