Brown hires Northwestern assistant Robinson

Updated: June 15, 2006, 1:04 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Brown announced Northwestern assistant Craig Robinson as its next men's basketball coach at a news conference Thursday morning.

Multiple sources told ESPN.com that Robinson was informed he was chosen among five finalists Monday evening.

Williams College coach Dave Paulsen was considered another finalist to replace Glen Miller. Miller left Brown for Ivy rival Penn when Fran Dunphy took the Temple job, replacing Hall of Fame coach John Chaney.

Miller coached Brown for the last seven years and compiled a 54-44 record in conference games.

A two-time Ivy League Player of the Year for Princeton in 1982 and 1983, Robinson spent the last five years as an assistant coach under Bill Carmody at Northwestern.

"I am extremely happy to be given the opportunity to help Brown University win an Ivy League championship," Robinson said.

Robinson's announcement leaves Central Michigan, New Orleans, South Carolina State and the College of Charleston, which fired Tom Herrion on Wednesday (announcement pending), as the lone head coaching openings.

New Orleans is expected to fill its vacancy by the beginning of next week.

Andy Katz is a senior writer at ESPN.com. SportsTicker contributed to this report.

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