Chris Collins (right) is interested in becoming the head coach at Northwestern. Credit: CHUCK LIDDY
PHILADELPHIA—Ever since Northwestern dismissed longtime head coach Bill Carmody March 16, Chris Collins has been linked to the opening. There is mutual interest—Collins grew up in Chicago and expressed interest in coaching in the Big 10 last year when the Illinois job was open—but he will not set up an interview until Duke’s season concludes.
Mike Krzyzewski was asked about the possibility of Collins becoming a head coach Friday.
“I could lose any of my guys at any time,” Krzyzewski said. “I feel I have the best staff in America, pro or college.
“He (Collins) will be great—all three of those guys would be great, and all those guys that work with them, all the pro (Olympic) guys, will tell you the same thing.