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Indiana University confirms the hiring of a new head coach for men’s basketball program

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) - Indiana University men's basketball team is expected to have a new head coach.

The university made the announcement Sunday via their social media pages.

This move comes after the firing of Archie Miller in early March.

READ MORE: AP Source: Archie Miller out as Indiana’s basketball coach

Fort Wayne's NBC News first heard of the deal from Gregg Doyel with the Indy Star, which stated the team was expected to name former star player Mike Woodson as its new head coach.

Woodson, 63, is an Indianapolis native who played for the Hoosiers from 1976-1980. He's spent his entire coaching career in the NBA, with 25 years of experience as an assistant and head coach. He was the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks for six seasons and the Knicks for three seasons.

Woodson will become the 30th coach in program history.

According to ESPN, his deal is set for six years.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

Emilia Miles

Emilia Miles joined Fort Wayne’s NBC in September 2019 as a Social Media and Digital Content Manager. Emilia also serves as a producer. She’s a Fort Wayne native and graduated from Indiana University.

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