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Southern Illinois Coaching Search: Bruce Weber Expected To Interview, According To Report

Recently fired Illinois head coach Bruce Weber could be returning to the school that gave him his first head coaching job. According to a report, Weber is expected to interview for the vacant job at Southern Illinois.

Weber left Southern Illinois in 2003 to become Illinois' coach. Weber was 201-101 overall and coached the Illini to six NCAA tournaments, including the national championship game in 2005. He was fired on March 9.

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Weber was the head coach at SIU from 1998-2003, and he led the Salukis to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the Sweet Sixteen in 2002.

He spent the last nine seasons at Illinois, but after some initial success there, his program started to struggle to make the NCAA Tournament, which eventually cost him his job.

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