Illinois State Basketball Coaching Search: Dan Muller Introduced As New Redbirds Head Coach

The Illinois State Redbirds will hire Vanderbilt assistant Dan Muller as the program's next men's basketball coach.

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Illinois State Coaching Search: Dan Muller Introduced As New Redbirds Head Coach

On Tuesday, Illinois State introduced Dan Muller as the school's new head men's basketball coach. Muller replaces Tim Jankovich, who left for a job at Southern Methodist.

"I plan to have better memories by winning championships here," he said Tuesday afternoon at a news conference introducing him as the new head coach.

Muller, who will be paid $375,000 annually on a five-year contract, replaces Tim Jankovich, who resigned to accept an associate head coach position under Larry Brown at Southern Methodist.

Related: Illinois State Basketball Coaching Search: Dan Muller Will Be Next Redbirds Coach, According To Report

Muller spent the last 12 seasons as an assistant at Vanderbilt, and as the Commodores' recruiting coordinator, he helped the school land several highly regarded high school recruits.

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Illinois State Basketball Coaching Search: Dan Muller Will Be Next Redbirds Coach, According To Report

The Pantagraph, a daily newspaper covering Bloomington and Central Illinois, reported on Monday the Illinois State Redbirds would promote assistant Rob Judson to head coach of the men's basketball program. Apparently, Illinois State has decided to change directions.

A new report from CBS Sports' Jeff Goodman says the next coach of the Redbirds will actually be Dan Muller, an assistant at Vanderbilt. Muller played for Illinois State from 1995-1998 and will reportedly replace former coach Tim Jankovich.

Muller led ISU to the NCAA Tournament in 1997 and 1998. The Redbirds haven't made the Big Dance since. Muller made the game-winning layup in '98 against the Tennessee Volunteers into give ISU its last victory in the NCAA Tournament.

Muller played two seasons for the Vancouver Grizzlies before beginning his coaching career.

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Illinois State Coaching Search: Assistant Rob Judson To Be Named Head Coach

The Redbirds have decided to promote assistant Rob Judson to head coach in the wake of Tim Jankovich's surprise resignation.

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