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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