Sources – Green Bay expected to hire Doug Gottlieb as basketball coach

Green Bay is expected to hire sports media personality Doug Gottlieb as its next men’s basketball coach, sources confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday.

Gottlieb was one of the final candidates for the Green Bay vacancy last spring, but the job ultimately went to Sundance Wicks. After guiding the Phoenix to an 18-14 campaign, Wicks left the program to become the head coach at Wyoming.

Athletic director Josh Moon moved quickly to tab Gottlieb as Wicks’ replacement.

Gottlieb doesn’t have any college coaching experience, but he has been part of the staff for the United States team at the 2009 and 2017 Maccabiah Games. He was an assistant under Bruce Pearl in 2009 and was the head coach in 2017. Gottlieb also interviewed for the Oklahoma State job when the school hired Mike Boynton, and was a consultant for the Cowboys’ program this past season.

A media personality since 2002 for ESPN, CBS and Fox sports, Gottlieb was a standout point guard at Oklahoma State during his playing days. He still ranks in the top 15 all time among career assists leaders.

His college career began at Notre Dame, but he left the school following an incident in which he stole credit cards from three classmates.

Gottlieb is a Milwaukee native whose late father, Bob, was the head coach at Milwaukee from 1975 to 1980.

He will reportedly continue hosting his Fox sports radio show while coaching Green Bay.

The news of Gottlieb’s hiring was first reported by sports Illustrated.


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