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Illini Basketball Coaching Staff: Assistant Isaac Chew Leaving Illinois For Marquette

Fighting Illini assistant basketball coach Isaac Chew is leaving the program after less than two months on the job. As it turns out, the prospect of working for Buzz Williams at Marquette was to much to turn down. The Sun-Times' Joe Henricksen has a lot of information on the decision:

Chew has a previous relationship with Williams, which set the tone, initially, for casual conversations between the two. The two are close. Chew talks to Williams fairly regularly, regardless of there being a coaching position open or not, so the dialogue has always been free and easy. So why wouldn't the question be asked: "So, Isaac, how about coming to Marquette and working for me?" There is a definite comfort level between Chew and Williams. But at no time did Chew seek out the job at Marquette.

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Henricksen reports that Chew will receive a nice raise from Marquette as well.

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