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Sources – Green Bay signs Doug Gottlieb as head basketball coach

Sources – Green Bay signs Doug Gottlieb as head basketball coach

Green Bay is expected to hire sports media personality Doug Gottlieb as its next men’s basketball coach, sources confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday.

Gottlieb was a finalist for Green Bay’s vacant position last spring, but the job ultimately went to Sundance Wicks. After guiding the Phoenix to an 18-14 campaign, Weeks left the program to become the head coach at Wyoming.

Athletic director Josh Moon moved quickly to name Gottlieb as Wicks’ replacement.

Gottlieb doesn’t have any college coaching experience, but was part of Team USA’s staff at the 2009 and 2017 Maccabiah Games. He was an assistant under Bruce Pearl in 2009 and was the head coach in 2017. Gottlieb also interviewed for the Oklahoma State job when the school hired Mike Boynton, and he was an advisor to the Cowboys program last season.

A media personality since 2002 for ESPN, CBS and Fox Sports, Gottlieb was a standout guard at Oklahoma State during his playing days. He still ranks in the top 15 all-time among career assist leaders.

His college career began at Notre Dame, but he left the school after an incident in which he stole credit cards from three classmates.

Gottlieb is a Milwaukee native whose late father, Bob, was the head coach at Milwaukee from 1975-80.

He will reportedly continue hosting his radio show on Fox Sports while coaching Green Bay.

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News of Gottlieb’s hiring was first reported by Sports Illustrated.