Southern Illinois Coaching Search: Barry Hinson Hired As Salukis Coach

Former Missouri State coach Barry Hinson has been been tabbed as the next head coach of the Southern Illinois Salukis men's basketball program.

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NCAA Basketball: Barry Hinson Hired As Southern Illinois Coach

No, former Illinois Fighting Illini coach Bruce Weber won't be going back to Carbondale next season. The Southern Illinois Salukis hired Barry Hinson Monday evening to be the program's next men's basketball coach.


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Hinson is best known as the head coach of Missouri State from 1999-2008 where he compiled a 169-117 overall record, went to the three NIT times, and finished second in the Missouri Valley Conference twice. Since he was fired from Missouri State in 2008, Hinson has worked under Bill Self for the Kansas Jayhawks. Hinson spent the first two years as the director of external relations for the Jayhawks and the previous two seasons as the program's director of operations.

The job was reportedly offered to Weber, the coach at SIU from 1998-2003, a few weeks ago.

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Southern Illinois Coaching Search: Bruce Weber Offered SIU Job, According To Report

The Southern Illinois Salukis appear to have settled on their new head coach: their old head coach. According to ESPN Chicago, SIU has offered their former head coach, Bruce Weber, his previous job.

Weber coached for the Salukis from 1998 to 2003 and led the team to a winning record in each of his seasons with the school. In his final two years with SIU, Weber led the team to NCAA Tournament appearances.


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If he accepts the offer, Weber will replace head coach Chris Lowery, who conducted three NCAA Tournament appearances at the beginning of his career with SIU, but more recently has not had a winning season since the 2007-08 campaign.

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