Source: Rutgers to hire Rice

Updated: May 4, 2010, 7:30 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Rutgers will hire Mike Rice, who is currently the head coach at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, as its new men's basketball coach, a source with knowledge of the situation told ESPNNewYork.com's Kieran Darcy on Tuesday.

Rutgers is holding a news conference Thursday to introduce its basketball coach.

"He is the real thing," Saint Joseph's coach Phil Martelli said in a telephone interview. "People want to say it was at a lower level, fine! Or that he is 41, fine! He has ...

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