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Northwestern Basketball: Bill Carmody Will Remain As Head Coach

Northwestern Wildcats basketball failed to make the NCAA Tournament again, but head coach Bill Carmody will return for the 2012-13 season.

The Northwestern Wildcats have still never made the NCAA Tournament field, and Bill Carmody is most recent head coach to suffer under that pressure, but Northwestern Director of Athletics and Recreation Jim Phillips and Bill Carmody will have a joint teleconference at 10 a.m. CT on Thursday to announce that Carmody will remain as head coach of the men's basketball team.

Carmody has one year remaining on a two-year contract extension, and although the Wildcats failed to make the NCAA Tournament again and lost in the second round of the 2012 NIT Tournament to the Washington Huskies, Phillips still thinks Carmody can get the job done:

"This week our department conducted a thorough, objective and comprehensive review of our basketball program, a process we follow at the conclusion of every season for all of our 19 sports. That has been, and will continue to be, my process.

"Bill Carmody is under contract to be our men's basketball coach, and has the full support of the athletic department and University. We had another solid season competitively, but let me be perfectly clear: we are not satisfied. We are, however, optimistic that our program will continue to get better on the court while always maintaining a standard of excellence in academic success, NCAA compliance, social behavior and the development of young men."

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