Source: Ross to be named Delaware coach

Updated: March 31, 2006, 4:19 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- Saint Joseph's assistant Monte Ross will be named the next head coach at Delaware at a Tuesday news conference, a source close to the search told ESPN.com.

Ross, 35, has been at Saint Joe's for 10 years.

Ross and Delaware finalized the deal Friday at the Final Four.

Delaware originally offered the job to Louisville assistant Kevin Willard two weeks ago but pulled the contract over Willard's DUI two years ago. That prompted an angry response from Louisville coach Rick Pitino, who said Willard had been up front with the committee.

Ross, who replaces the fired David Henderson, was instrumental in the recruitment and development of 2004 player of the year Jameer Nelson.

Andy Katz is a senior writer at ESPN.com.

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