BU to introduce Chambers as coach

Updated: April 8, 2009, 3:03 PM ET
By Pat Forde and Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

Villanova assistant coach Pat Chambers will be introduced Wednesday as the new head coach at Boston University.

A news conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. ET. The Boston Globe reported Sunday that Chambers would be hired by BU.

The 37-year-old Chambers came to Villanova in 2004 as director of basketball operations. He became an assistant coach the following season and was named associate head coach under Jay Wright in 2008.

Chambers is the fourth Wright assistant coach to become a Division I head coach in the last four years.

Chambers takes over for Dennis Wolff, who was fired after going 247-197 in 15 seasons.

BU finished the season 17-13 and was eliminated by Maryland-Baltimore County in the first round of the America East tournament.

Villanova (30-8) made a magical run in the NCAA tournament. The No. 3 seed in the East regional lost to North Carolina in the Final Four.

Pat Forde is a senior writer and Dana O'Neil covers college basketball for ESPN.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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