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Wake to announce new hoops coach

According to multiple reports, Wake Forest is going to announce Colorado head basketball coach Jeff Bzdelik as its new men's basketball coach as early as Wednesday.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that the former Colorado coach flew to Winston-Salem on Monday with Wake Forest athletic director Ron Wellman for an interview with the Deacons.

Bzdelik doesn't have any immediate ties to Wake Forest. But he's good friends with Wellman, and his daughter reportedly attends Wake.

Bzdelik has gone 36-58 in three seasons at Colorado and was 50-16 in two previous years at Air Force.

The Demon Deacons fired Dino Gaudio last week. Gaudio had three winning seasons at Wake, including a number one ranking in the nation last season. He posted a 61-31 record and led Wake to two NCAA Tournament appearances, including a second-round loss to top-seeded Kentucky this year.

"Dino has made contributions to this program over the last 10 seasons," said Wellman during last week. "He stepped into a difficult situation at a very trying time when Skip Prosser passed away and he steadied the program.

"But from a competitive standpoint, it has been disappointing that we have developed a pattern of not playing well late in the season and in the postseason. Wake Forest has a proud history of basketball success but we have not been as competitive in the postseason as we would like."

 


 

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