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Source: Extension to the Northwest for Collins

Northwestern coach Chris Collins is finalizing a three-year contract with the school after guiding the team to its second straight NCAA Tournament appearance, sources told ESPN.

Collins, who won Big Ten Coach of the Year honors last season, has led the program since 2013. After Northwestern made its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2017, Collins received a contract extension through the 2024-25 season. He is 153-161 overall at the school.

Northwestern endured five straight losing seasons after its tournament success and was picked to finish at the bottom of the Big Ten. But the Wildcats won 12 conference games, the most in team history and tied for second in the standings. Northwestern defeated Boise State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to UCLA.

Collins’ extension comes as Northwestern awaits decisions on All-Big Ten guards Boo Bui and Chase Audis, who both declared for the NBA draft while maintaining their college eligibility. Bui earned first-team All-Big Ten honors, while Audis was a second-team selection and the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.

The son of NBA coach Doug Collins, Chris grew up near Northwestern’s campus and played guard at Duke before serving as a Duke assistant from 2000 to 2013.



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