Duke associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski has agreed to become the next head coach of Marquette basketball, a source told CBSSports.com this morning. For many years Wojciechowski was deemed Mike Krzyzewski’s successor. (Can you tell I got an ‘A’ in spelling class?) but now the man colloquially known as Wojo will fill the vacancy left by Buzz Williams, who mysteriously took a $700,000 pay cut to leave for Virginia Tech.
A formal announcement from MU is expected soon. More from CBS:
Tennessee’s Cuonzo Martin had removed his name from consideration. This development means Duke coach and Hall of Famer Mike Krzyzewski, college basketball’s all-time winningest coach, now has 12 former players or assistants who have become Division I head coaches.
Of course, this makes us wonder…who is going to do Coach K’s halftime sideline interviews now?
Chris Collins had been doing this task, which is apparently so beneath Krzyzewski, for quite awhile, but when Collins left to take the Northwestern job. Wojciechowski filled the void. Now someone will have to step up to take Wojo’s place.
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