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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Pat Chambers to Boston University

Herb Magee said Pat Chambers was going to end up with a head coaching job thanks to Villanova’s run to the Final Four.
It appears that the legendary Philadelphia University men’s basketball coach is right.
According to a source close to the situation, Chambers, Villanova’s associate head coach, has agreed to become the head coach at Boston University.
“It’s done,” the source said. “It’s a done deal.”
Chambers did not return phone and text messages last night, but also has reported that Chambers has accepted the job.
He is expected to be introduced either today or tomorrow.
Chambers replaces Dennis Wolff, who was fired after 15 seasons at B.U. Wolff is the winningest coach in Terrier history with a career record of 247-197. Boston University went 17-13 this season including 11-5 in the America East Conference.
Chambers is the fourth Villanova assistant to become a head coach since Jay Wright arrived in 2001.
Joe Jones recently completed his sixth season at Columbia University. Billy Lange finished his fifth year at Navy. Fred Hill concluded his third season at Rutgers. In addition to Lange, Jones and Hill, Brett Gunning and Ed Pinckney left Wright’s staff for the NBA. Gunning is in his first season as an assistant coach with the Houston Rockets. Pinckney is in his first year with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The 37-year-old Newtown Square native joined Wright’s staff as director of basketball operations in 2004. He was promoted to associate head coach last September when Gunning left for the NBA.
Chambers played for Magee at Philadelphia University and set the school record for career assists (709). He began his coaching career at Delaware Valley College (1995-96), then joined Dan Dougherty’s staff at Episcopal (1999-2004) and served as a special assistant to Magee at Philly U during that same period (2001-2004) before joining Wright’s staff at Villanova.


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