Pittsburgh Sports Now has learned that barring any last minute snags, Duquesne is likely to hire Monmouth’s King Rice as its next head coach.
From what we’re being told, Duquesne has met his salary demands and the salary range for his assistant coaches. Once again, this isn’t 100 percent official but no one on either side is anticipating anything that would prevent a deal from getting done.
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No timetable for an official announcement has been set as of this evening.
The 48-year-old just completed his sixth season at Monmouth, where he compiled a record of 106-92 and won consecutive MAAC Coach of the Year awards. The last two seasons, Rice has a record of 55-15.
An interesting side note on Rice is that he was a long-time assistant of current Pitt coach Kevin Stallings at Illinois State and Vanderbilt.
Once again, barring a breakdown in negotiations, Pittsburgh Sports Now believes that Duquesne will soon name King Rice as the school’s next head basketball coach.