It's been only a few hours since the Illinois Fighting Illini fell to Iowa in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament, but that hasn't stopped anyone from speculating who could replace Bruce Weber as the next head coach of Illinois. As the Illini dropped nine of their last 10 games to finish the season, it has become apparent that Weber is most likely going to be fired.
So who might the next Illini coach be? Local sports radio personality Dan Bernstein says it might be Reggie Theus, a former Chicago Bulls guard who was fired as the head coach of the Sacramento Kings in 2008.
I'm hearing that #Illini AD Mike Thomas is planning to meet with Bruce Weber tonight or early tomorrow.— Dan Bernstein (@dan_bernstein) March 8, 2012
Thomas may have somebody else in mind, but those above him at Illinois are increasingly supporting Theus.— Dan Bernstein (@dan_bernstein) March 8, 2012
There's a reason Theus was at the Young/Simeon game, sitting next to Jabari Parker's mom.He's the clear front-runner right now.— Dan Bernstein (@dan_bernstein) March 8, 2012
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