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NIU hires Mich. St.'s Mark Montgomery

Updated: March 23, 2011, 8:58 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

Mark Montgomery will be named Northern Illinois new men's basketball coach, it was announced Wednesday.

An introductory news conference will be held Thursday.

Montgomery interviewed with Northern Illinois officials in DeKalb on Wednesday. It was his second interview for the position.

Montgomery has spent the last 10 years on Michigan State's staff under Tom Izzo. He was promoted to associate head coach in 2007. He was considered one of the Spartans' top recruiters and ...

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